August 18th, 2013
03:03 AM ET

Alaska hunter mauled by bear survives

A hunter mauled by a bear in Alaska survived 36 hours in the remote wilderness before rescuers found him with night-vision goggles, the Alaska National Guard said.

The man, who was part of a guided hunting party, was attacked about 35 miles north of Anaktuvuk Pass. Helicopter rescue teams tried to reach the man several times, but had to turn back due to dense fog and weather, the Guard said.

The hunter suffered significant blood loss but was stabilized by a medical professional who happened to be in another hunting group, the Guard said.


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  1. Cainus

    Bears shouldn't be hunted. Trophy collection of any animal is wrong. If this man wasn't boosting his ego by killing, he'd still be intact.

    August 18, 2013 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      Where, in the article did it say the hunter was hunting bears? It stated that he was a hunter, but not for a specific animal. How do you know he wasn't hunting for anlter sheds where no animal is ever killed. How do you know he was trophy hunting? He could have easily been hunting for meat and nothing more. I'm so thankful for ignorant non-hunters like yourself because that leaves more animals and more uncrowded real estate for us real meat hunters and/or trophy hunters. Stay in the city and front country while the rest of us do what is our American birth right, hunting! Legally too, I must add!

      August 18, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Guy is lucky to be alive after losing so much blood.

    August 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |