AK: Hunter killed during guided bear hunt
June 1, 2010
Oakland Co. man accidentally kills Alaskan during guided bear hunt
A 51-year-old West Bloomfield doctor accidentally killed a man from
former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's hometown during
a hunt on Sunday in Alaska, officials said today.
According to the Alaska State Police, Ralph Delius fatally shot Bret
Millo, 50, of Wasilla, Alaska, at approximately 10:30 p.m. during a guided
brown-bear hunt on Sunday. Troopers were summoned to the head of the
Bradfield Canal near Wrangell around 1:30 a.m.
Delius is a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon at Children's Hospital of
Michigan in Detroit, the hospital confirmed this morning.
"We are aware of the news of this tragic accident and our thoughts are
with everyone involved," hospital spokeswoman Anika Corbett said.
There was no indication of foul play, police said. The state Medical
Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy.
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