Brown Bear Mauls Hiker Near Bird Creek

A hiker was mauled by a Brown Bear on a trail along Turnagain Arm yesterday. Ben Radakovich, 30, of Eagle River, came across a cub on a trail about three miles from the Bird Creek Trail early in the morning and was chased by a sow. He eventually was able to climb a tree and contact help by cellphone. A helicopter was used to lift him out.