Parks Canada has said that after an investigation into an alleged cougar attack last month, the investigation found, 'no signs of cougar activity.'

"Parks Canada has completed its investigation into a visitor-reported incident on February 12, 2024, in the Rockbound Lake area within Banff National Park. Following standard protocol, Parks Canada thoroughly searched the area of the reported incident and also undertook forensic testing to corroborate initial findings," Parks officials wrote.

The statement also underlined that Parks Canada has now received the lab-tested DNA results, indicating that cougar DNA was not found on the samples that were collected.

"Parks Canada’s investigation is now closed and the area closure for the Rockbound Lake area including Castle Mountain Lookout and Silverton Falls has been lifted."

In mid-February, it was reported that a Calgary man was transported to a Canmore hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the alleged cougar attack. An area near Lake Lousie was closed for some time as officials investigated the claims. 

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