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Grizzly bear attacks hiker near Waterton Park

Visitors to Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park, which borders Waterton Lakes National Park, are being urged to “use extreme caution” after a hiker was attacked Sunday by what's believed to be a grizzly bear.

Hiker taken to Lethbridge hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

According to a statement from B.C.’s Environment Ministry, the hiker's injuries at Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park were not life-threatening. (tourismfernie.com)

Visitors to B.C.'s Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park — which borders Waterton Lakes National Park — are being urged to "use extreme caution" after a hiker was attacked Sunday by what's believed to be a grizzly bear.

According to a statement from B.C.'s Environment Ministry, the hiker's injuries were not life-threatening.

Parks rangers transported the man to the Akamina Parkway in Waterton Lakes National Park where paramedics took him to a Lethbridge hospital.

Conservation officers are investigating with the help of Parks Canada.

The Forum Lake Trail has been closed until further notice and an advisory has been posted to the BC Parks website.

With files from Brooks Decillia

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