A father-of-four was killed in a suspected grizzly bear attack during a hike in a Montana park.
The remains of Craig Clouatre, 40, of Livingston, were discovered by Park County Search and Rescue near Yellowstone National Park on Friday.
Clouatre went missing after hiking in the Six Mile Creek area of Paradise Valley on Wednesday, according to The Living Enterprise.
Park County Sheriff Brad Bichler confirmed Clouatre’s death in a statement on Saturday.
‘It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing this update. After an extensive search this morning we have located Craig,’ Bichler wrote. ‘It appears he had an encounter with a grizzly and unfortunately did not survive.’
‘Please keep his family and all those involved in your thoughts and prayers.’
Clouatre leaves behind a wife, Jamie, and their four children. A GoFundMe for his family raised over $55,000 out of a $75,000 goal as of Sunday morning.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Matt McNulty