Alaska man walks 900 yards after bear mauling

AP News
Posted: Jun 25, 2014 7:59 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 66-year-old Slana man walked 900 yards back to his home for help after he was mauled by a brown bear.

Authorities say Andre Siegenthaler suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday about 250 miles northeast of Anchorage.

KTUU reports ( he was reportedly in stable condition. Hospital officials wouldn't release any information Wednesday.

Siegenthaler was mauled by a brown bear as he went to pick up something from a neighbor, Ed Bullock.

Bullock tells KTUU that Siegenthaler's wife said the attack happened very fast, and he didn't have time to pull out his bear spray.

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Siegenthaler suffered bites to his right hip, both shoulders and arms, and had damage to both cheeks and an ear.

Slana is located about 50 miles southwest of Tok.