Man was harassed by bear for a week before being rescued in Alaska

A bear attack victim has been rescued after a helicopter crew spotted his pleas for help from the air.

During a flight from Kotzebue to Nome in Alaska earlier this week, the US Coast Guard crew from Kodiak approached a remote mining camp.

They could see an SOS sign on top of a shack and, when they passed over the scene again, a man was standing nearby waving both hands in the air, indicating his need for help.

He had been attacked by a bear a few days earlier, leaving him with a leg injury and bruising on his torso.

The helicopter crew members took him to get treatment in Nome, a small port near the Bering Strait.

He said the bear had come to his camp and harassed him every night during the previous week.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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