A vicious bear attack took place in Alaska on Monday.  The victim is an assistant college professor, Forest Wagner.  He was mauled while teaching a mountaineering course.

Wagner was with a group of 12 University of Alaska Southeast students on Mount Emmerich when he was attacked.  None of the students were harmed.

According to a police report, Wagner was removed from the mountain via helicopter and put on another LifeMed helicopter before being taken him to the hospital.  He is currently in stable condition.

It’s the second mauling reported in Alaska within days. A 77-year-old bear hunter is recovering from injuries suffered when he was mauled by a grizzly in interior Alaska.

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