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Man attacked by bear, shot by friend and survives

The attack comes a month after a mother grizzly killed a hiker as she defended her cubs.

By Aileen Graef
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CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A 56-year-old Canadian man is in stable condition after being mauled by a grizzly bear before being shot by his friend who was trying to save him Sunday.

Wilf Lloyd and his friend were hunting in Fernie, B.C., when they came across the bear.

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David Karn, of the Canadian Ministry of Environment, told NBC News Lloyd would not have survived the attack if his hunting partner had not shot and killed the bead.

"The bear is a grizzly bear boar and it is believed at this time to be the only bear involved," he added.

The attack comes a month after a mother grizzly killed a hiker as she defended her cubs.

Lloyd was transported by helicopter to Calgary hospital where he is reportedly in stable condition.

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