The 5-year-old girl who was attacked and dragged by a bear in Colorado on Mother’s Day is “in good health and good spirits” after getting released from the hospital, according to a statement from St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Kimberly Cyr wandered out of her home in East Orchard Mesa at around 2:30 a.m. to investigate a noise that she thought was a dog, according to her mother. The noise turned out to have come from a bear, who attacked her. When Kimberly’s mother heard her screaming, she ran out of the house and scared the bear away.
We are investigating a bear attack that occurred early Sunday morning in Grand Junction.
We will provide updates as they become available. https://t.co/5OXH5vpH9d— CO Parks & Wildlife (@COParksWildlife) May 13, 2018
A statement posted to Facebook on Friday from the hospital reads, “[Kimberly’s] injuries have healed sufficiently for the approval of her discharge from the hospital. She continues the process of healing in the care of her family and medical caregivers.”
Three days after the attack, officers killed the bear that attacked the girl, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
CPW officers kill bear suspected of injuring girl in Sunday morning attack https://t.co/TO562JTmxU— CO Parks & Wildlife (@COParksWildlife) May 14, 2018