Tragic news out of Montana where a missing hiker was confirmed dead in a suspected grizzly bear attack. The Livingston Enterprise reports Craig Clouatre, 40, of Livingston had been hiking with a friend near Yellowstone Park on Wednesday to look for shed antlers. The pair split up and Clouatre failed to rendezvous at their vehicle. A search of the Six Mile Creek area was initiated with search teams on the ground and helicopters with thermal imaging scanning from above. On Friday, authorities reported that Clouatre had been found dead.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing this update. After an extensive search this morning, we have located Craig. It appears he had an encounter with a grizzly and unfortunately did not survive.” –Sheriff Brad Bichler of Park County Sheriff’s Office
No additional details were provided on why they believe a grizzly bear was involved. Clouatre is survived his wife and four children. If you would like to contribute to GoFundMe page to support the family, please do so HERE.