Tourist , 42, eaten by a bear during a camping trip in a Russian national park

Tourist , 42, eaten by a bear during a camping trip in a Russian national park
Tourist , 42, eaten by a bear during a camping trip in a Russian national park

A camper was savagely attacked and eaten by a bear at a national park in Russia.

Tourist Yevgeny Starkov, 42, was with a group starting to pack away their tents when the bear pounced.

Three fellow campers watched in horror as their friend was torn and gnawed by the drooling beast.

They then fled, walking seven hours with no shoes to raise the alarm.

Tourist Yevgeny Starkov, 42, was with a group starting to pack away their tents when the bear pounced, attacking and eating him at a national park in Russia

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Tourist Yevgeny Starkov, 42, was with a group starting to pack away their tents when the bear pounced, attacking and eating him at a national park in Russia

Investigators cannot reach the scene by helicopter due to bad weather in the Yergaki Nature Park, in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia.

Anton Shelkunov, 42, told of the appalling 6am attack as the bear suddenly appeared just 20 ft away.

'We had begun to pack our backpacks,' he said.

'There were two tents, and I turned my head to the left to see a bear sticking out its head, a giant one, with saliva dripping from its mouth.

Investigators cannot reach the scene by helicopter due to bad weather in the Yergaki Nature Park, in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia (Pictured: file photo)

Investigators cannot reach the scene by helicopter due to bad weather in the Yergaki Nature Park, in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia (Pictured: file photo)

'The bear roared and ran at us.'

He and friends Yevgeny Dobrorodny, 33, and Pavel Zhemchugov, 32, fled in terror from the scene, escaping into a hollow.

But Starkov, a tourist from

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