403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Camas man kills 2 bears while defending friend in Alaska

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a hunter killed two bears after one of the animals attacked his friend.

Troopers say the Coast Guard reported the attack Tuesday afternoon. KTUU-TV reports 68-year-old Sitka resident Michael Snowden had been attacked by a brown bear while hunting on Sally Island, about 30 miles west of Kodiak in the east arm of Uganik Bay.

His hunting partner, 38-year-old Jeff Ostrin of Camas, Clark County, killed the bear during the attack, then killed another bear that appeared while the two men waited for help.

A Coast Guard helicopter took Snowden to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, where he was treated for leg injuries.

Troopers say an investigation determined it was a sow with two large cubs that attacked Snowden.

Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Alaska, bear attack

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx