A 14-year-old boy is recovering at Central Peninsula General Hospital from injuries he received from a bear attack while on a hunting trip near Hope Monday.
The boy, whose name was not released by Alaska State Troopers, suffered a broken right arm and several cuts and scrapes.
According to reports, the boy was hunting black bears with his grandfather, 62-year-old Sterling resident Richard Sawyer, near Hungry Creek off the Resurrection Pass Trail.
Sawyer told troopers that around 5 p.m., the boy was attacked without warning by a 2- to 3-year-old brown bear. Sawyer was able to scare the bear away and was uninjured during the incident, reports state. Sawyer transported the boy to CPGH.
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