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Rumors of a "bear mauling" in the northern part of Mono County are just that, rumors, according to the Mono County Sheriffs Department. Here's what really happened, according to the sheriffs department:
On Tuesday, Oct. 11, at approximately 2:30 pm, Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Department dispatch received a call regarding a reported bear attack near the Twin Lakes area in Bridgeport.
The caller stated that they heard someone say, â€śthereâ€™s a bear in the bushesâ€ť and then heard screaming. Mono County Sheriffâ€™s deputies along with Mono County Paramedics and Bridgeport Fire Department were dispatched to the area of Twin Lakes to try and locate the potential attack victim.
The Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Department Search and Rescue team along with care flight were put on standby in case additional resources were needed. An extensive search of the area was conducted. No sign of a bear in the area was seen and no reported victim was located. All responders were cancelled from the area.
No further calls or activity has been received.