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Three people are in hospital after they were attacked by a polar bear in Nunavut's Baffin region.
RCMP said the three were badly injured but were expected to recover.
Officers were dispatched to a report of the attack near some cabins Tuesday afternoon outside Sanirajak, formerly known as Hall Beach, a community of about 850 people.
They were told three people had been taken to the local health centre.
Two women were later airlifted to the hospital in Iqaluit and a man was flown to a hospital in Ottawa.
RCMP said the polar bear was found dead at the site of the attack and transported to a wildlife office.
Although polar bear attacks are rare in Nunavut, there have been cases of fatal encounters with bears in recent years.
That same summer, 33-year-old Darryl Kaunak was killed outside Naujaat while out hunting with two others.
Nunavut's environment ministry did not respond for comment on the latest attack.
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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 11, 2021.