Officials release name of bear attack victims

2010-07-29T09:43:00Z 2010-09-07T02:15:33Z Officials release name of bear attack victimsGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
July 29, 2010 9:43 am  • 

Ronald Singer, 21, of Alamosa, Colo., has been identified as one of the three victims of a grizzly bear attack who was treated and released from a Cody, Wyo., hospital Wednesday.

Singer was camping with his girlfriend’s family at the Soda Butte Campground, 1 mile east of Cooke City, when the attack occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.  Singer reportedly hit the bear and scared it off. He was bitten in the calf and rode with his companions to the hospital in Cody for treatment.

Kevin Ronald Kammer, 48, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was killed that morning in the campground about a quarter-mile from Singer’s campsite. Also injured in the attack was Deb Freele, 58, of London, Ontario. She underwent surgery for bite wounds to her left arm and is recuperating in the Cody hospital.

MORNING REPORT: Officials have identified the victim of a bear mauling in Soda Butte campground Wednesday morning as Kevin Kammer, 48, of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Kammer was killed by a female adult grizzly bear, which has been captured, said Ron Aasheim, of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department.

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