A RUNNER is feared to have been mauled to demise by a bear in Italy.
Andrea Papi, 26, was jogging by way of woodland when he didn’t return house for dinner.
Rescue groups discovered his badly savaged physique early on Thursday in Caldes, North Italy, hours after he was reported lacking by his girlfriend.
Andrea’s physique was lined in extreme wounds that regarded like the results of a wild animal assault, native media report.
The PT scholar is believed to have been attacked by one – or extra – bears on the forest street overlooking the city.
An post-mortem is being carried out to find out if Andrea was already useless when the animals discovered him.
The culprits are prone to be brown bears which reside in forests and woodlands within the area.
Andrea’s devastated girlfriend Alessia Gregori shared a tribute to him, describing him as “my life”.
Native MP Maurizio Fugatti mentioned: “This can be a second of ache, so I consider that what is true should be executed in respect of the folks involved at this specific second.
“I used to be on website this morning and I used to be ready, along with the native authorities, to see what had occurred in particular person.
“We then met the directors of the municipality involved and of your complete valley.
“The prefect was alerted and collectively it was determined to arrange a committee for public order and security.”
Locals declare bear sightings have elevated not too long ago and simply final month a number of farms had been focused by grizzly beasts and one sheep was mauled to demise.