This is TERRIFYING.
On Sunday, August 8, a solo hiker fell victim to a B.C. bear attack while in the Fraser Lake area near Vanderhoof.*
According to the Conservation Officer Service, the man was attacked by a black bear while hiking alone and he managed to fight it off. The bear returned and attacked him a second time.
He was able to call for aid and nearby family members came to help him. The hiker was taken to the hospital and has already been released.
The Service noted that one black bear in the vicinity has been destroyed following the incident.
"The COS would like to remind the public to take precautions when in the wilderness to help avoid any encounters with wildlife," the Conservation Officer Service noted. "Carry bear spray, travel in groups and make noise when walking, which can help lessen the chance of surprising a bear."
*This article has been updated.
This article's right-side cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.
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