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Bear attack victim rescued from remote Alaskan shack after helicopter spots SOS on roof

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A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew saved a man in Alaska who said he was attacked and constantly harassed by a bear for a week straight.

Coast guard officials said an aircrew was on their way to the city of Nome in the western part of the state on Friday when they noticed an SOS sign on top of a shack. After circling back toward the shack, they noticed a man waving two hands in the air, which is considered an international distress signal.

When the crew landed, the man told the crew he wanted medical care after being attacked by a bear. He said after the attack he made his way to the shack, but then the bear came back and "harassed him every night for a week straight."

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/07/22/bear-attack-in-alaska/8057734002/

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2e94094

https://www.itv.com/news/2021-07-23/bear-attack-victim-rescued-after-helicopter-spots-help-me-message

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OverSword
3 hours ago, Still Waters said:

A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew saved a man in Alaska who said he was attacked and constantly harassed by a bear for a week straight.

Coast guard officials said an aircrew was on their way to the city of Nome in the western part of the state on Friday when they noticed an SOS sign on top of a shack. After circling back toward the shack, they noticed a man waving two hands in the air, which is considered an international distress signal.

When the crew landed, the man told the crew he wanted medical care after being attacked by a bear. He said after the attack he made his way to the shack, but then the bear came back and "harassed him every night for a week straight."

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/07/22/bear-attack-in-alaska/8057734002/

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2e94094

https://www.itv.com/news/2021-07-23/bear-attack-victim-rescued-after-helicopter-spots-help-me-message

This is why I hate bears.  I think something like this happened to me in a different life or something because I have recurring nightmares of being stalked and attacked by a bear.

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Still Waters
3 minutes ago, OverSword said:

This is why I hate bears.  I think something like this happened to me in a different life or something because I have recurring nightmares of being stalked and attacked by a bear.

I wouldn't like to live in a country that had wild bears.

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Nosy.Matters

Tiny ones are fine. (Black Bear)

 

It's the - for no apparent reason - the infamously famous grizzly-death-GRIZZLY that's a psycho.

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acute

I think the bear just wanted to use the bathroom. It's clear from the photo, there are no woods in that area.

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Raptor Witness

Bears are not our friends. They only want to eat us, whenever possible, and when the table can be arranged.

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Myles
On 7/23/2021 at 11:25 AM, Still Waters said:

I wouldn't like to live in a country that had wild bears.

I think I'd rather live in bear country than alligator country.   Of course this country has both.  

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Jon the frog

badass !

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razman
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How is it like the Revenant ? Did the bear body slam him, stomp him around on the ground , and throw him about like a rag doll?:D

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MissJatti

Any bear attacks reminds me of that scene in the move The Revenant

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Doug1066

I once encountered a bear out in the woods, miles from the truck, a building or any other place of refuge.  It was a cinnamon bear.  Fortunately, he decided he didn't want to meet me so we headed off in different directions.  I later told the ranch owner about it and he said,"Yeah.  That was 'Old Browny.  He lives up there."  He has been a resident of the ranch for years.

Had a second run-in with Old Browny.  I was a sale administrator for a timber sale on Archuleta Mesa.  The loggers had built a skid road across a narrow grassy valley and piled some logs up to make a "logger's bridge."  But the dirt had collapsed between the logs and the water backed up to make a beautiful little pool - crystal clear water and a grass-covered bottom.  Two of the logging crew sat down beside it to eat lunch, then decided to go skinny dipping.  Old Browny ambled out of the woods, chased them up a tree and ate their lunches.  Then he ambled back off into the woods.  They were just climbing down out of the tree when I drove up.

Doug

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