Russian woman who stormed out of wedding feared dead in bear attack
A Russian woman stormed off from a wedding only to be eaten alive by a pack of bears, officials fear.
Yana Balobanova, 24, made emergency calls stating she was lost in a wooded area of Sverdlovsk, but rescue dogs on her trail found her scent overtaken by the smell of multiple brown bears and footprints from the animals, according to The Sun.
Balobanova was at a friend’s wedding nearby when she got into a fight with another guest and stormed off into the wilderness more than a month ago, the article said.
“It is no longer possible to hope that the woman will be found alive,” wildlife inspector Andrei Sakulin told the outlet.
“There were footprints of a mother bear and cubs which meant the spot was “very dangerous for humans”, he reportedly said.
“If a person accidentally finds themselves between a bear and her cubs, the predator can attack immediately and harshly, without growls and warnings.”