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Banff grizzly bear attack: Uncle reveals chilling final message he received from Canadian couple before deaths

The uncle of a Canadian man who was mauled to death by a grizzly last week alongside his partner in Alberta’s popular Banff National Park has revealed that he received a final message from the couple. 

Colin Inglis told the Calgary Herald he received the SOS call from Doug Inglis and Jenny Gusse’s Garmin GPS device around 8:15 p.m. last Friday after hearing hours earlier that they were delayed in reaching a camping location in the Panther Valley area of the park. 

“Bear attack bad.” was the message Inglis recalled getting in a call from the couple’s Garmin inReach device. “The alarm bells were going off, ‘this is not good’ — that means there’d been some engagement. You’re completely helpless to know what’s going on.” 

Inglis also said he was told by Parks Canada officials that the tent the couple was using “was crushed and their e-readers were open” at the scene of the attack, where their 7-year-old border collie Tris died as well. 

 

The news agency, citing Parks Canada, also reported that officials found food hanging in a tree at the scene to appropriately avoid attracting animals. 

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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