On May 10, 2022, Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a report of an individual requiring assistance in retrieving his dog that had fallen down an embankment at O’Brien Provincial Park day use area. Fortunately, the dog was rescued without injury.

During the course of this event officers observed a great deal of bear activity in the area. As such, Alberta Fish and Wildlife have closed access to the park. RCMP remind area residents that bear activity is increased at this time of year and to take extra precautions.

Information provided by the Grande Prairie RCMP