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Real-life 'revenant' rescued after bear attack

By T.K. Randall
July 23, 2021 · Comment icon 10 comments



The bear wouldn't leave the man alone. Image Credit: PD - Jean Beaufort
A man has been rescued from the Alaskan wilderness after enduring repeated attacks by a grizzly bear.
In a scenario that wouldn't have looked out of place in a sequel to the hit movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the man - who has not been named - had been staying in an isolated hut in the middle of nowhere when he was repeatedly attacked by a large bear that wouldn't leave him alone.

Believed to be in his 50s or 60s, the man had been staying alone in an abandoned mining camp around 40 miles from Nome when he was first attacked by the bear and dragged down to the river.

After managing to escape the beast he took refuge inside his shack, however the bear kept returning night after night, preventing him from sleeping for several days.

With no way to call for assistance, he was only rescued after a passing helicopter just happened to spot him outside waving a white flag.
"We don't really come across people in the middle of nowhere," said co-pilot Lt AJ Hammac. "He was kind of struggling. When we came around, he was on his hands and knees waving a white flag."

"He definitely looked like he had been out there for a while."

The helicopter crew found that the door to the man's shack had been completely torn off.

He is now recuperating from his ordeal and should hopefully go on to make a full recovery.

Source: The Guardian | Comments (10)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by OverSword 1 year ago
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.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Still Waters 1 year ago
I wouldn't like to live in a country that had wild bears.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Nosy.Matters 1 year ago
Tiny ones are fine. (Black Bear)   It's the - for no apparent reason - the infamously famous grizzly-death-GRIZZLY that's a psycho.
Comment icon #4 Posted by acute 1 year ago
I think the bear just wanted to use the bathroom. It's clear from the photo, there are no woods in that area.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Raptor Witness 1 year ago
Bears are not our friends. They only want to eat us, whenever possible, and when the table can be arranged.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Myles 1 year ago
I think I'd rather live in bear country than alligator country.   Of course this country has both.  
Comment icon #7 Posted by Jon the frog 1 year ago
badass !
Comment icon #8 Posted by razman 1 year ago
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?
Comment icon #9 Posted by MissJatti 1 year ago
Any bear attacks reminds me of that scene in the move The Revenant
Comment icon #10 Posted by Doug1066 1 year ago
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 t... [More]


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