07/21/2016 11:08 EDT | Updated 07/21/2016 11:59 EDT

Second Alberta Bear Attack Sends Victim To Hospital

It's the second in two days.


COCHRANE, Alta. — There's been another bear attack in southern Alberta, the second in two days.

On Wednesday evening, EMS was called to a trail in Canmore, Alta., where they found a woman with injuries to her upper body.

She told first responders she had been biking with a friend when they encountered a brown bear.

When they attempted to ride away, the bear struck the young woman before it was scared away by the friend with bear spray.

The woman was taken to Canmore General Hospital in stable, non life-threatening condition.

Grizzly attack

On Tuesday, a 25-year-old woman was bitten on the arm by a mother grizzly bear in the backcountry northwest of Calgary and was taken to hospital in stable condition.

Fish and Wildlife spokesman Brendan Cox said the bear was trying to protect her cubs and will not be tracked down and destroyed.

He said wildlife officers will monitor the region.


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