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Hunter seriously mauled by brown bear in Alaska

Aug. 17, 2013 at 8:27 PM   |   Comments

ANAKTUVUK PASS, Alaska, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The Alaska Air National Guard says it helped rescue a hunter seriously mauled by a brown bear.

The Anchorage Daily News reported the unidentified man received life-saving first aid from a medical professional with another hunting party and then was airlifted to a hospital in Fairbanks early Friday by the Air National Guard.

The bear attack occurred about 35 miles north of Anaktuvuk Pass, the newspaper said.

Dense fog delayed efforts to get a rescue helicopter to the scene.

"The man had been suffering for approximately 36 hours with severe injuries and possible loss of life," the Air National Guard said in a statement, crediting the medical professional from the other hunting party with saving the man's life by stemming the loss of blood.

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