Grizzly bears attack 2 hunters south of Fort Nelson, B.C.

Two hunters were attacked by as many as three grizzly bears south of Fort Nelson, B.C., according to rescue officials.

Two hunters were attacked by as many as three grizzly bears south of Fort Nelson, B.C., according to rescue officials.

Rescue helicopter was dispatched from Comox, on Vancouver Island, to help the hunters

(SOURCE)  Two hunters are in hospital this morning with serious injuries after being attacked by as many as three grizzly bears south of Fort Nelson, B.C. Sunday.

Three grizzly bears approached the pair of hunters, who were northeast of Buckinghorse River, said an official with B.C. Ambulance Service. It’s not clear how many bears were involved in the actual attack.

Paramedics were called after 6 p.m. PT, but when they arrived with two medevac helicopters, it was too dark to rescue the hunters, said the BCAS official.

At 9 p.m., the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria dispatched a Cormorant helicopter from Comox, on Vancouver Island, to take the hunters to Fort Nelson for medical help.

Their conditions were described as serious, and critical. They were to be transferred to Vancouver General Hospital.

Buckinghorse River is between Fort Nelson and Fort St. John on Highway 97.

2 thoughts on “Grizzly bears attack 2 hunters south of Fort Nelson, B.C.

  1. There are more Bears in Oregon state then any other!!

    To many people have going into forest were bears live!!

    I personally do not worry about anything, because our True GOD who art in HEAVEN is in CONTROL of Everything!!

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