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(From Western Daily Press)
Byline: TOM MURDOCK AND TRISTAN CORK
A West schoolboy has been killed by a polar bear after it went berserk and attacked a group of British youngsters on an expedition to the Arctic.
Horatio Chapple, 17, was named last night as the schoolboy killed in the shocking attack, which left four fellow adventurers seriously injured.
The student, who was from Salisbury in Wiltshire, was on a five-week expedition with the British Schools Exploring Society to the Arctic when tragedy struck early yesterday.
It appears the bear attacked the party of around a dozen teenagers, led by a scientist and a mountaineer, as they were still in their tents at around 7am yesterday.
Witnesses said the bear was "starving" and mauled several, fatally injuring Horatio.
BSES chairman Edward Watson broke the tragic news to the Chapple family in Bishopstone, near Salisbury, yesterday morning.
"Having spoken to the family, we are now able to advise that the young explorer who died on our expedition this morning is …