Family of Boy Slain by Bear Hold Memorial Ceremony

Family of Boy Slain by Bear Hold Memorial Ceremony

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PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) -- The family of a boy slain by a black bear near a Mount Timpanogos campground last summer will hold a memorial service Saturday in a Pleasant Grove Park.

Family and friends of Sam Ives will plant 11 trees, install a bench, a plaque and share memories of the boy.

Still in his sleeping bag, 11-year-old Sam was dragged from his tent in the dark and mauled to death by a black bear June 17 during a family camping trip.

The attack was the second by the 300-pound bear near the 30-site, undeveloped Timpooneke Campground.

State and federal wildlife officials tracked the bear and killed it.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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