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May 28, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Canadian police probe death of Washington bear hunter

HOUSTON, British Columbia — Canadian police are investigating the shooting death of a Washington state man who had been hunting for bear in northern British Columbia.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were called Monday to a forest-service area about 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Houston, B.C., where they found the body of the  59-year-old man.

Police say the man had been hunting with the help of guides.

Sgt. Stephen Rose says the victim has been identified but his name and other details are not being released.

With the help of authorities in Washington state, police say the family of the man has been notified about his death.

The coroners service is also investigating.

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