Alarm held together by paper clips on fatal polar bear trip

July 8, 2014 4:56 PM

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Alarm held together by paper clips on fatal polar bear trip

Paper clips were used to improvise a tripwire alarm system that failed to work when a British schoolboy was dragged from his tent and mauled to death by a polar bear during an Arctic expedition, according to an independent report.

Horatio Chapple (17) was on an adventure holiday to the Norwegian Island of Svalbard, 600 miles north of the mainland, in August 2011 when the 250kg bear entered the camp where the group of 80 youngsters slept.

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