Man injured following bear attack in northern Alberta
Chandra Lye, CTV Edmonton
Published Saturday, May 17, 2014 1:15PM MDT
Last Updated Saturday, May 17, 2014 6:26PM MDT
A man is recovering in an Edmonton hospital after a bear attack in northern Alberta.
The victim’s father told CTV News that his son was attacked Friday night after his quad got stuck on a log.
“Seems like he got attacked from the right side,” Jack Cardinal explained.
“He was pretty ripped on his right side of his face.”
However, the 22-year-old was able to escape and was found by a couple of bear hunters who called STARS Air Ambulance.
Officials with STARS confirmed they responded to the call just before midnight.
The male patient was taken from the Calling Lake area to the University of Alberta hospital with injuries consistent with a bear attack.
Cardinal said it was a warning that people need to be careful.
“That is just part of the bears' area so we just have to watch out.
“You just have to be more aware of your surroundings.”
The attack is the second bear attack in Northern Alberta this month.
A female Suncor employee was killed following an attack north of Fort McMurray on May 7.
Calling Lake is 206 kilometres north of Edmonton.
With files from Nicole Weisberg