BC Grizzly Attack: Houston-Area Encounter Harms Alaska Fisherman

Posted: Updated:
GRIZZLY BEAR
(Alamy) | Alamy

HOUSTON, B.C. - An Alaska man has been seriously injured in a bear attack in northwestern B.C.

The 65-year-old was attacked Tuesday evening while fishing at a popular spot on the Morice River south of Houston, about 60 kilometres south of Smithers in the Bulkley Valley.

Conservation officers say the bear was with a cub and the attack appears defensive.

The man suffered severe head and facial injuries as well as gashes and puncture wounds to his upper body.

He was airlifted to hospital in Vancouver where he remains.

A campground not far from the scene of the attack has been closed and officials are urging residents to stay out of the area until further notice. (CFTK)

Also on HuffPost:

Photos Of Bears
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Denali rangers continue to investigate fatal grizzly attack « Summit ...

Man killed by Alaska grizzly took photos for 8 minutes - New York ...

Seattle woman attacked, bitten by grizzly bear in Alaska | Local ...

Angler survives BC grizzly attack, airlifted to Vancouver hospital

Grizzly bear found dead after attack on Alberta hunter

Alaska fisherman badly hurt in grizzly attack in northwestern BC

Alaska hiker's camera holds clues in Denali grizzly attack

Out-of-state archery hunter says grizzly bear attack left him no time to react

'Bear response team' headed to Swan Hills after grizzly bear attacks hunter

Alberta hunter expected to recover after grizzly bear attack; bruin found dead

Warning from grizzly-attack survivor as wandering black bear draws a crowd in ...

Cutest grizzly bear attack ever