On July 6, Brian Matayoshi was fatally mauled by a grizzly bear while hiking near Canyon Village, about 15 miles away in central Yellowstone. Matayoshi's wife, Marylyn, survived the attack. Reports say the couple first spotted the bear, a sow with cubs, from 100 yards and immediately retreated, but the grizzly charged. It was the first fatal bear attack in the Yellowstone since 1986. Park officials note that such violent interactions are exceedingly rare, calling it "a one-in-3-million" encounter.