JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. - It wasn't a grizzly bear that killed him, although a grizzly did nibble on his body after he was dead. Instead, it was probably his decision to continue hiking off-trail through the night while still wet that caused the death of 24-year-old David Anderson.Read entire article here.
Hypothermia, noted the Jackson Hole News & Guide in telling the story, can cause a delirium that results in bad decisions.
He kept hiking, blooded by a tumble that fractured a vertebrae in his neck and caused other injuries. Finally, he laid down in a meadow and died of hypothermia. He was only an hour's walk from a highway.