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No one injured after bear shreds camp near Red Sands Beach

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
May 5th, 2017

After a man was charged by a grizzly last week on the Great Northern Trail above Stanley Street entrance and the Nelson Cemetery Nelson Police report another possible bear encounter Thursday evening near Red Sands Beach on Bealby Road.

Nelson Police dispatch received a call Thursday (May 4) at approximately 9:13 pm of a possible party at Red Sands Beach. 

When police arrived, they located two people carrying camping equipment off the beach. NPD said the pair advised police that they had set up a tent earlier in the evening.

However, upon returning, they noticed the tent had been shredded and some of the their personal belongings destroyed. 

The pair also noticed a bear nearby and quickly left the area. 

Police checked the area but the bear had already departed.

The Nelson Police Department would like to remind the public that there is no public camping in the city limits, with the exception of the Nelson City Campground. 

In addition, the NPD would like to remind the public that this is the time for bears to be looking for food and to ensure that garbage, compost, and waste products are disposed of in a secure manner to avoid any possible confrontations with wildlife. 

Anyone seeing a bear should contact the Nelson Police Department at (250) 354-3919 or the RAPP Hotline at 1-877-952-7277 or online at

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