JBER man suffers life-threatening injuries after bear hunting accident

Alaska hunter fighting for life after bear he shot lands on him

Alaska hunter fighting for life after bear he shot lands on him

A hunter suffered life-threatening injuries after a bear he shot plummeted down an escarpment and fell on top of him.

Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain told KTVA that Saturday's incident involved a 200-pound black bear that died in the process.

According to the state Department of Public Safety (DPS), a 28-year-old man and his 19-year-old hunting partner saw a bear up on a ridge, right above them, and shot it.

McCormick was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Anchorage Saturday.

While Alaska is home to black, brown, grizzly and polar bears, troopers did not specify the type or size of the bear that fell on McCormick.

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Tennyson, who is stationed with McCormick at Alaska's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, was not injured during the incident.

He was also struck by a rock that had been dislodged, police said.

The pair were hunting when they spotted a bear on a ridge above them and opened fire. Unfortunately for the older hunter, the bear tumbled directly into him.

Officials did not reveal how large the black bear was or whether it was killed.

McCormick is reportedly serving as a specialist with the base's 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

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