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Bear injures hiker in Yellowstone National Park

GRIZZLY BEAR (file photo)
Posted at 12:06 PM, May 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 14:06:33-04

HELENA, Mont. — A bear has attacked and injured a hiker in Yellowstone National Park. Park officials reported it is the first incident of a bear injuring a person in the park this year.

A 39-year-old man was hiking alone on a trail near Mammoth Hot Springs Friday morning when he encountered what he believes to be two grizzly bears. One bear attacked and injured the hiker.

The man sustained significant injuries in his lower extremities but was able to hike out on his own. He was transported to Livingston Hospital by park ambulance.

The Beaver Ponds Trail, where the hiker was injured, is closed until further notice.