ABC News is reporting about a bear attack in Alaska that has left a 62-year-old man seriously injured. The man identified as Danny High, a resident of Funny River, Alaska, was airlifted to the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where his condition is listed as serious. Initial reports say that the man was mauled by a brown bear while he was on a walk in the woods on Sunday.
According to Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg, Danny High’s condition remains critical, and he is still in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
Officials investigating this latest incident of bear attack in Alaska confirmed that the attack happened on the Funny River road on Sunday. The Funny River is located on Alaska’s Kenai peninsula, reports the Seattle Times. Danny High was alone at the time of the attack, and he was not armed with either a gun or a bear spray when he was attacked by the bear. They also described High’s injuries as being of “serious” nature before a decision was made to fly him to the Seattle hospital.
Meanwhile, Alaska State Troopers are still looking for the bear that attacked Danny High. They have not been able to trace the animal. At this time, it remains unclear if the bear that attacked Danny High would be put down should authorities deem it a threat.
Bear attacks are increasingly becoming commonplace in Alaska over the course of the past few months. The Inquisitr has, on several occasions, reported about bear attacks in the state. The most recent one was back in August, when a 20-year-old woman, identified as Gabbriele Markel, fell victim to a bear attack. She was out with a friend on a night jogging trip when the bear attacked her. This incident was reported on a trail located along the shores of the Skilak Lake, located around 50 miles south of Anchorage.
The Inquisitr also reported about a major bear attack back in November, 2014, when as many as five brown bears attacked a 65-year-old hunter identified as Michael Snowden. That attack happened on the remote Sally Island, where the hunters had come for deer hunting.
The Inquisitr will post more information regarding this latest bear attack as and when we get more updates. Hopefully, the victim of the attack has a speedy recovery.
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