A black bear mauled a teenager to death in Alaska.
From The NY Post:
An Alaska teenager competing in a mountain running race was fatally attacked by a black bear he encountered on the trail Sunday, according to local reports.
The unidentified 16-year-old boy was participating in the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb on the Bird Ridge Trailhead in Anchorage when the bear started chasing him, Alaska Dispatch News reported.
The teen had made it to the 1.5-mile halfway point and was on his way down the mountain when he texted a family member at 12:37 p.m. in a panic, saying that he was being chased by a bear.
A search was immediately launched and the GPS coordinates from the teen’s cell phone led the search party team in the right direction.
The runner was found about a mile from the trailhead in a heavily wooded area, Tom Crockett, a park ranger with the Chugach State Park, told the news outlet.
Upon finding the teen, a park ranger shot the 250-pound bear in the face, but it ran away and was being sought by rangers.
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