Bear mauls woman near Kenai Princess Lodge

State troopers are reporting that last night a  911 call was received from the Kenai Princess Lodge stating employee Abby Sisk, 21, of Odgen, Utah, was walking on a trail when she was attacked by a brown bear. Lodge visitor, Wasilla resident Robert VinZant, heard the attack, looked out and saw the bear standing on top of Sisk with her head in its jaws. He managed to chase the bear off. The bear is described as a very large male brown bear standing 7-8 feet tall and between 500-800 pounds. Sisk suffered severe facial and head lacerations and was transported to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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