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Alaska Wilderness Explorer Guides Mauled

22 Passengers Witness Cruise Excursion Bear Attack August 18, 2016

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Cruise Ship Excursion Bear Attack
Alaska Wilderness Explorer Guides Mauled

22 Passengers Witness Cruise Excursion Bear Attack August 18, 2016

Uncruise Adventures' Wilderness Explorer cruise ship excursion guides were mauled on Thursday, August 18, 2016, by a brown mother bear after a 22-passenger cruise ship tour group unintentionally got between the mother bear and her cubs, a big no-no.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) says the two, a man and a woman, reportedly Wilderness Explorer crew tour guides who were leading a group of 22 cruise ship passengers on a hike about 30 miles north of Sitka, Alaska were on a hiking excursion in the Tongass National Forest.

The USCG crew hoisted the man, and the woman who was in serious condition into the chopper from the woods in Angoon and transported them to emergency medical personnel in Sitka with multiple injuries and severe lacerations.

UnCruise Adventures said that the guides, a male guide was treated and released in Sitka, and a female guide was flown to Seattle for treatment at Harborview Medical Center.

The woman was mauled first, then the male guide was injured after he deployed bear spray against the mother bear.

The female guide is listed in serious condition in intensive care.

A USCG helicopter crew responded, hoisting the guide victims aboard and flying them to Sitka. Alaska for further treatment.


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