US Hunter mauled by grizzly bear in Alaska
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A hunter was injured Wednesday after he was mauled by a grizzly bear in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, officials said.
Jason Long, 39, of Eagle River, Alaska, was alone near the Chisana River when a mother and her two cubs attacked him, according to the National Park Service. The hunter called for help using a distress signal, prompting the Air National Guard and the park service to coordinate a rescue mission.
Authorities found Long with lacerations and puncture wounds. He was taken to multiple facilities for treatment, the park service said. It was unclear how severe his injuries were, but authorities said he was stable.
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Because mother bears are often protective of their young, officials said there were no plans to relocate the bear and that there was no indication that the bear was "unusually dangerous."
The park service warned campers, hunters and hikers toin the wilderness.
Wednesday's attack was the latest this year.
In July, a, about 45 miles east of Missoula.
And in April,days after being mauled by a large grizzly near West Yellowstone, which is just outside the national park of the same name.
Person Who Fatally Shot Bear, Orphaning Cubs, Wanted by Police
Wildlife officials have appealed for information after the bear was found dead in Colorado earlier this year.The bear was found on July 26 by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officers who were responding to a report of a dead bear and two cubs.
Grizzly bears areafter the animals were widely exterminated by trappers and hunters early last century.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska on Wednesday reported its highest number of new COVID-19 cases, a day after the state’s largest hospital announced it had entered crisis protocol and started rationing care. There were 1,068 new cases of COVID-19, with case counts 13% higher than last week. State officials said 201 Alaskans required hospitalization for COVID-19, and 34 of them were on ventilators in a state with limited health care capacity. “OurThere were 1,068 new cases of COVID-19, with case counts 13% higher than last week. State officials said 201 Alaskans required hospitalization for COVID-19, and 34 of them were on ventilators in a state with limited health care capacity.