The widow of a man fatally gored by a mountain goat in Washington’s Olympic National Park has filed a wrongful death claim against the park.
Bob Boardman died last October after a mountain goat followed him and gored him on a popular park trail about 17 miles south of Port Angeles.
Boardman, 63, of Port Angeles was fatally gored by a 370-pound mountain goat while hiking on the afternoon of Oct. 16.
According to Chief Park Ranger Colin Smith, the mountain goat had a history of “aggressive behavior.”
Three wrongful death claims totaling $10 million have been filed by Boardman’s wife Susan Chadd, her son Jacob Haverfield, and Boardman’s estate.
Tacoma lawyer John Messina, who represents Boardman’s estate, said the park is liable for the 63-year-old’s death.
Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said employees would not comment on the claims.