Hunter rescued after northern Alaska bear mauling
Revive Editors Note: We are sincerely sorry to have to post a photo of a downed brown bear, but we wanted to demonstrate the size and power of these massive bears.The mauled hunter is blessed to be alive.
ANAKTUVUK PASS, Alaska (AP) — Crews equipped with night-vision goggles and flares staged a middle-of-the-night rescue to reach a hunter more than 36 hours after he was mauled by a brown bear in northern Alaska’s remote Brooks Range, the Alaska Air National Guard said.
The man was part of a group on a guided hunting trip about 30 miles north of Anaktuvuk Pass, a tiny Nunamiut Eskimo village in the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Initial rescue efforts by local search teams and by the Alaska State Troopers were turned back because of dense fog.
The 11th Air Force Rescue Coordination Center learned…
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