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      Chassell man killed by grizzly bear, identity released

      The man who was killed late last week by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park has been identified as 59-year-old John Wallace of Chassell.

      Wallace's body was found by hikers on Friday morning on the Mary Mountain Trail, according to a statement made on Monday. An autopsy revealed that Wallace died as a result of traumatic injuries from a bear attack. Park rangers discovered grizzly bear activity in the area where his body was found.

      The Mary Mountain Trail and other surrounding areas have been closed to hikers while rangers, wildlife biologists and park managers investigate the incident.

      Yellowstone National Park authorities advise hikers to stay on designated trails, travel in groups of three or more, carry bear spray and not to run when encountering a bear.

      Wallace was traveling alone when he was attacked.

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