A bear attacks a man in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. But the animal does not let go of the injured person – it pursues him for a week.
The man was only saved out of luck. During a flight between the cities of Kotzebue and Nome in the remote northwest of Alaska, the man was spotted in a mining camp last Friday. One became aware of the man because of “an SOS sign over a hut”.
Bear kept coming back
The forces found the man with injuries to his leg and upper body and took him to the hospital in Nome. According to the injured party, the wounds were caused by a bear attack.
After the attack, the bear kept coming back to the camp at night for a whole week and followed the man. Friends of the man had reported him missing after he failed to return to Nome.
Bear sightings in Alaska are not uncommon
The US state of Alaska is sparsely populated and best known for its untouched nature. It is home to black, polar and brown bears, including the Kodiak bear, which is considered one of the largest in the world. Bear sightings are not uncommon in Alaska, but attacks on humans are rare.
Just a few days ago, a camper († 65) in the US state of Montana was torn from her tent and killed by a bear. (SDA)