Man mauled by bear

    Cantwell, Alaska (KINY) A 34 year old man was hospitalized after he was attacked while hunting bear at night.

    KTVA News said the incident occurred on the Parks Highway about 30 miles south of Cantwell at about 12:30 this morning.  Troopers said the victim was about a mile of the highway hunting when the black bear attacked him.

    Trooper spokesman Tim DeSpain said the man fired at the bear but it is unknown if the bear was struck.

    The man walked back to the road to get assistance.  He suffered non life threatening injury.  He refused a medevac flight and was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance.

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