Grizzly bear attacks hunter near Norman Wells, N.W.T.
The hunter and a guide were spotting moose when the bear attacked
A hunter has been medevaced to Yellowknife with serious injuries after he was attacked by a grizzly bear in the Mackenzie Mountains near Norman Wells, N.W.T.
The attack happened around 11 a.m. Thursday morning.
According to the RCMP, the hunter and a guide were spotting moose when the bear attacked them. The hunter and the guide didn't see the grizzly until it made its attack.
RCMP say the bear pulled the hunter down an embankment and he received "multiple injuries during the attack."
The guide fired a shot which scared the bear off and stopped the attack.
The injured hunter was rescued by a helicopter, treated in Norman Wells, and then medevaced to Yellowknife for more treatment.
The bear is unaccounted for at this time.
The RCMP are investigating the incident along with the N.W.T. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Last year, a grizzly bear killed a hunter in the Mackenzie Mountains southwest of Norman Wells near the Yukon border.