Student snapped final photo before bear attack in New Jersey
A Rutgers student who was killed by a bear while hiking in New Jersey snapped photos of the 300-pound beast before it chased him, mauled him — and even gouged the phone the victim used to take his last pics.
Darsh Patel was walking with four friends through the Apshawa Preserve in West Milford in September when the black bear attacked.
West Milford police Tuesday released six photos taken before the attack, five of them snapped by Patel himself before the bear attacked, according to The Record of Hackensack.
After a two-hour search, Patel’s body was discovered as the bear lingered near him.
It was shot to death by police officers. A necropsy of the bear revealed it had ingested human tissue and blood, as well as clothing, and had human blood on its paws, The Record said.