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Grizzly bear mauls man on Copper River rafting trip


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man on a rafting trip in south-central Alaska was bitten numerous times by a grizzly bear, sustaining what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Alaska wildlife troopers late Monday afternoon received a call of a bear attack on the Copper River near Chitina. Tim DeSpain, a spokesman for the Alaska State Troopers, said a man and woman on a rafting trip stopped to camp and encountered a grizzly sow and at least one cub.

Chitina is about 65 miles (105 kilometers) southeast of Glennallen.

Troopers said the encounter occurred as the two walked...

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