NEWTON, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey newspaper has issued a correction for a story it published in 1852 about a bear mauling a teenage boy to death.

(photographybyJHWilliams, ThinkStock)
(photographybyJHWilliams, ThinkStock)

The story didn't list a location of the bear attack, making it appear it happened in New Jersey. The New Jersey Herald wrote in Thursday's correction it actually happened in Arkansas.

Herald Executive Editor Bruce Tomlinson says a reader pointed out the error when the newspaper re-published the story this week.

The newspaper then discovered that the original story was first published in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The error was included in a 2003 retrospective published by the newspaper for Sussex County's 250th anniversary. It was then included as the only known bear attack in New Jersey history by the Department of Environmental Protection in 2010.

A Rutgers University student from Edison was killed by a black bear in a nature preserve last month.
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