Man survives bear attack at Colorado campsite

A man who wanted to be identified only as Dylan survived a bear attack in Colorado. Image: UPI

July 10 (UPI) — A man sustained severe cuts and bites when he was attacked by a bear in a Boulder County, Colo., campsite, hospital officials said.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are searching for the bear that attacked a man identified only as Dylan, 19, at Glacier View Ranch, a religious retreat and campsite near Jamestown, Colo., early Sunday.

“There’s four spots where its claws dug intro me, and then it pulled me into its mouth and then it grabbed me with his teeth right back here, and when I pulled, it tore the skin and scraped the skull, which was like the cracking noise that I heard,” Dylan said as he displayed cuts to his face and neck.

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“I thought I was dreaming for a second and then I thought this hurts too bad to be dreaming,” he added.

 

Other campers fought off the bear. Dylan, a camp counselor, was sleeping in a tent with four other people at the time of the attack. He was treated and released from a local hospital. He received nine stitches.

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