Man Mauled To Death By Bear In Ohio

OH News Central, Bear Hunting Magazine

Authorities in Ohio are stating that a bear whose owner once staged bear wrestling shows has mauled to death a 24-year-old man.

The coroner's office in Cleveland released the information stating that 24-year-old Brent Kandra of Elyria died early Friday, August 20th at MetroHealth Medical Center. No further information was released.

The victim was taken by medical helicopter after Thursday evening's attack in Columbia Station southwest of Cleveland. Deputies say the bear was contained in its cage.

The sheriff's office says the bear is owned by Sam Mazzola, who used to offer people the chance to wrestle a black bear at a Cleveland expo. A rescue squad took Mazzola from the scene Thursday with an unspecified medical problem.

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