05/12/2013 08:59 EDT | Updated 07/12/2013 05:12 EDT

Two women campers scare off bear that attacked man in northern Ontario

COCHRANE, Ont. - A 30-year-old man is in hospital in stable condition after a bear attack in northern Ontario.

Two women who were camping witnessed the attack just before noon Saturday about 10 kilometres south of Cochrane and called police.

They are credited with scaring off the bear before driving the victim to a hospital.

A ground and air search was started by provincial police and conservation officers.

The aggressive bear was located and for public safety concerns was put down. (CJMX)