Bear Attack Kills Yukon Woman

A Yukon woman is dead after an incident involving a bear.

Claudia Huber, who was in her early 40's, was taken to the Teslin Community Health centre by her husband Saturday afternoon.

It was there her husband reported the incident to RCMP shortly before 1 PM.

According to the Chief Coroner's report the incident happened off the South Canol Road, in the Johnson's Crossing area either late Saturday morning or early afternoon.

Officials believe the bear was killed in the incident.

An autopsy has been ordered and RCMP and Yukon Coroners Service with assistance of Yukon Department of Environment are investigating.

An update is expected Monday.

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