Hiker Mauled by Grizzly Bear in Glacier National Park

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Hiker Mauled by Grizzly Bear in Glacier National Park

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A 50-year-old hiker was mauled by a grizzly bear at Glacier National Park Friday, but was able to get himself to help, reports the Associated Press.

According to a park spokesperson, the man was hiking alone from Many Glacier to Piegan Pass when he came across a female bear with her cub. The female attacked, biting him on the arm, leg and foot before shaking him.

The unnamed man was able to walk until he found a park ranger who called for help. The man was hospitalized and his condition is unknown.

This incident is the latest in a series of recent accidents at national parks. Last week, a German tourist died after he was struck by lightning at the Grand Canyon. And, a woman died at Yosemite National Park after falling from Half Dome.

In July, three hikers were presumed to be dead after falling over Yosemite's Vernal falls. In June, two hikers died after they were swept off a bridge into a reservoir at Yosemite.

Speaking of bears, though: A British student was killed and four others injured recently after being attacked by a polar bear in Norway.


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