Wednesday, June 14, 2017

At 12:10 p.m., Anchorage Police and Fire responded to the Eagle River Campground reference several people who had been hurt by a bear.  It has been determined that four juveniles were hiking together in the woods in the area of the campground when three were injured by a grizzly with two cubs.  After the attack the group became separated as some went looking for help.  Over a dozen officers responded; it took approximately 30 minutes, after the initial call to Dispatch, for all four hikers to be located.  All three wounded were transported to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
While officers were searching for the hikers, they were charged by the brown bear.  Officers fired shots at the bear and the bear ran off into the woods.  The bear’s status is unknown at this time.  There are currently several groups of officers in the woods looking for her.”
Sows with cubs are very dangerous and unpredictable.  I'm always a little jumpy when in the woods during early spring.

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