An Alaskan man was rushed to hospital over the weekend after being attacked by a bear while out snowboarding in the backcountry. This article from Alaska Public landed in our inbox and reports that the man was out riding with some friends near Chilkoot Lake, Haines, when he was mauled, sustaining injuries to his head and hands.
“State Troopers called in the US Coast Guard for backup”
Luckily, there were other riders in the party who were able to call for help and eventually got the man airlifted to safety. They used satellite communication to call for assistance and guided the helicopter in using brightly coloured material.