Northern Ontario cottage country bear attack victim ID’d by police

A 62-year-old American woman has been identified by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as the victim in an incident at Red Pine Island on Rainy Lake, a few hours southeast of Winnipeg in the Lake of the Woods watershed.Catherine Sweatt-Mueller of Maple Plains, Minn., was killed Sunday evening after she had gone to check on her dogs and didn’t return.The bear was killed by police.READ MORE: Woman killed by bear in northern Ontario cottage countryBecause the incident took place on a secluded island with no other residences, OPP – who are working with Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in connection with the incident – said there was no further significant risk to public safety.WATCH: Conservation officers tranquilize bear in Transcona