Man mauled by a grizzly bear near Denali Highway

A man was attacked by a bear near the Denali Highway over the weekend. Alaska State Trooper spokesman Tim DeSpain says 77-year-old Glenn Bohn of Wasilla was bear hunting Friday afternoon near mile 68, when he was mauled by a grizzly.

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Grizzly, compliments of Gary Lackie
Grizzly (Photo courtesy of Gary Lackie)

It was reported to Troopers that the injuries were fairly significant.

DeSpain says the attacking bear was shot dead by another hunter.

“Bohn was then driven to the Denali Highway by snowmachine where he was flown by LifeMed to Anchorage,” says Despain.

DeSpain says friends of the victim accompanied by Alaska Department of Fish and Game and State Trooper representatives returned to the attack site Saturday and retrieved the bear carcass.