He was attacked and harassed by a bear in his camp, and a man was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter in Alaska, the latter said in a statement.
On their flight between two cities in west-central Alaska, Kotzebue and Nome, the U.S. Coast Guard said “personnel noticed an SOS mark on top of a shed” at a miners’ camp on Friday. Soil.
“Then the crew got down and made contact with the man who needed medical help after attacking the bear a few days ago,” they said. The man, who sustained leg and torso injuries, was airlifted back to Nome for treatment.
According to the latter, the bear that attacked him returned to the camp and harassed him every night throughout the week.
His friends pointed out his absence as he did not return to Nome on the day he was scheduled.
The American state of Alaska, which crosses the Arctic Circle, is considered the largest in the world for black, polar and brown bears, including the Kodiak bear.
According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website, it is not uncommon for locals or visitors to see “bears watching is usually a good distance.”
Even if you do not see them, local officials warn, “You will never be away from one of them: Alaska is a bear country.”