A Great Smoky Mountains National Park campsite is closed and a bear has been euthanized after 16-year-old sustained multiple injuries during an attack while she was sleeping in a hammock.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials closed Backcountry Campsite 29 in the Cosby section of the park after a bear attack on Friday. The campsite will remain closed until further notice.
The 16-year-old girl from middle Tennessee was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center by the Tennessee Army National Guard.
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