Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hunter Attacked By Grizzly

from the edmonton journal 09-19-2012

By Mariam Ibrahim

A 48-year-old man is in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after he was attacked by a grizzly while hunting alone Tuesday near Swan Hills.

The man was in a forested area about nine kilometres northwest of Swan Hills when the bear attacked him from behind sometime before 10 a.m., STARS air ambulance spokesman Cam Heke said.

The attack continued until the hunter was able to reach his gun, Heke said.

“The patient said he was able to fire off a round, which scared the bear away,” he said.

The hunter then walked several kilometres looking for a cellphone signal before he could call for help.

STARS was dispatched to the scene shortly before 10 a.m. and landed just under an hour later. Emergency crews used an all-terrain vehicle to transport the man from the forest to the helicopter, Heke said.

He was later flown to the QEII Hospital in Grande Prairie in serious condition.

The man’s identity was not released.

Swan Hills RCMP did not release any information on the attack and could not be reached for comment.

© Copyright (c) The Edmonton Journal

hunter attacked by grizzly. all i can say is yippee and boo-fucking-hoo. suddenly the hunter has become the hunted. pity the bear didn't kill the piece of shit redneck. be kind to animals and leave nature be, you cunt!

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