72-year-old man attacked by bear on trail near Skilak Lake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A person was attacked by a bear along a trail on the Kenai Peninsula on Thursday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers.
The attack was reported on Hidden Creek Trail near Skilak Lake around 11:45 a.m. Troopers say a 72-year-old man was attacked by a brown bear after inadvertently coming between the sow and her cub. A companion of the man was uninjured in the attack.
The man was medevaced to a local hospital for treatment of his non-lifethreatening injuries and is in stable condition.
Wildlife troopers responded to the site of the attack and were assisted by Central Emergency Services and a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officer.
Troopers will continue to investigate the incident.
This is a developing story.
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