Gilbert woman dies after Pinetop bear attack

PINETOP, AZ - A Gilbert woman who was attacked by a bear in Pinetop last month has died from her injuries.

Lana Hollingworth, 61, was mauled by the bear when she was walking her dog the night of June 28 in the Pinetop Country Club.

Wildlife experts think the bear was rummaging through garbage looking for food when the attack occurred.

The attack on Hollingsworth marked the seventh bear attack in Arizona since state officials began tracking them in 1990.

Her husband said her scalp was ripped off either by the bear's claws or its teeth.

She underwent multiple surgeries since the incident. Alice Giedraitis with Scottsdale Healthcare confirmed Hollingworth's death Tuesday morning.

A Game and Fish spokesperson said four bears have been relocated from the Pinetop area since the attack and another bear was killed after it broke into a trailer.

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