The injured were brought by helicopter to the hospital in Longyearbyen. They were then moved to Tromsö in Norway before transferred back home to Britain.
A 17 year old male from Britain deceased and four others were seriously injured. They were travelling with a group of 80 with the British Schools Exploring Society, a youth development charity based in London.
The bear was shot and killed after the attack. Although polar bears are common in Svalbard, they rarely attack people. From 1971, a total of five have been killed by polar bears on the archipelago.