A search team located the body of 22-year-old Darsh Patel.
From a distance of about ft, the group believed they were far enough away from the animal to be safe — but the 21 stone male bear subsequently pursued them and attacked Patel.
Police in West Milford, New Jersey, released five photos taken by the Rutgers University student, following an Open Public Records Act request filed by NJ Advance Media.
West Milford police say five friends from Edison were hiking in the Apshawa Preserve when they encountered the bear on Sunday.
— Authorities believe a black bear attacked and killed a hiker in a northern New Jersey nature preserve.
Railroad service in the south was from the New Jersey Midland starting around the 1850s and in the north around the 1870s from the Montclair Railroad, out of Montclair, New Jersey and later the Erie Railroad (before their merger with the Lackawanna Railroad).
A black bear killed a 22-year-old student as he hiked with four of his friends through a densely wooded area of the US state of New Jersey, police confirmed on Monday.Patel was in his final year at Rutgers University, where he had majored in information technology and informatics.“As we grieve over his tragic passing, please know that our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones and to all his friends and fellow students at Rutgers,” Rutgers Chancellor Dr Richard L. While black bears are common in New Jersey and have been sighted in all of the state 21 counties, attacks on humans are “definitely rare” according to Lawrence Hajna, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection.A 2012 report published by the department states that there are around 3,000 black bears in New Jersey - one of the highest black bear densities in the nation.A large part of the township, including the New City Village area, is reservoir property owned by the City of Newark in Essex County for its water supply.Prior to the Second World War, the township was a resort area with trains coming from New York City to stations at Charlotteburg, Newfoundland, Oak Ridge in the south and Hewitt (also known as Sterling Forest station) and Awosting in the north.These same Dutch also built a town of New Milford in eastern Bergen County.