Near-fatal bear attack in Anchorage prompts outcry, discussion

An Anchorage teenager was scheduled for more surgery today to treat extensive wounds from a bear attack in the city’s Bicentennial Park this weekend. Police aren’t releasing her name but describe her injuries as critical, with damage to internal organs. She’s expected to live. Wildlife mangers will monitor bear activity in the area closely in the coming weeks and decide whether there is a threat to public safety.

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage