By Lexy  |  05-20-2018   News
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The 5-year-old Grand Junction girl who sustained injuries as a result of a bear attack was released from the hospital Friday.

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St. Mary's Medical Center said in a statement that Kimberly Cyr'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," the hospital said.

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The two-year-old male black bear weighing 150 pounds attacked Cyr on Sunday around 2:30 a.m. when she went outside to investigate noises in the yard she may have thought were coming from her dog, according to Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW).

The girl's mother said she went outside when she heard screaming to find the bear dragging her daughter. The bear reportedly dropped the girl after her mom screamed at the animal.

The parents will not face charges, CPW said.

CPW on Monday killed the bear responsible for the attack. DNA later confirmed the bear killed was the one that attacked Cyr.

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Below is the paw of the bear that attacked a Cyr in Grand Junction.

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“The family thanks the public for their support and outpouring of concern and continues to ask for the respect of their privacy," St. Mary's Medical Center said in its statement.

The last human death from a bear interaction in Colorado was in 2009, according to CPW. In the last five years, there have been 13 reported black bear attacks, including this attack.

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Odin No. 26627 1526830910

Poor thing, glad she is ok.

Mona No. 26628 1526830943

Great news that she is going home!! Thanks for the story

J.Harjo No. 26629 1526831191

So happy the little girl is getting out of the Hospital. It is imperative that people watch their little ones. Thanks for writing this article, I hope it opens up a few parents eyes.

DA No. 26630 1526831712

Why would they even consider charging the parents? Do they think they fed her to the bear? You live in the mountains ppl! Glad she is doing better.

AynRandFan No. 26632 1526832150

That is a miracle!

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