JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a university professor mauled by a bear (all times local):
An Alaska outdoor studies assistant professor was mauled by a bear Monday while teaching a mountaineering class near Haines, according to a University of Alaska Southeast spokeswoman.
Alaska State Troopers say Forest Wagner was with a group of 12 students on Mount Emmerich when he was attacked.
They learned of the attack after another student hiked down the mountain to get cell reception and call for help.
University of Alaska Southeast spokeswoman Katie Bausler says the students are off of the mountain and staying with another faculty member in Haines.
Troopers’ spokeswoman Megan Peters says in an email to the Associated Press that the 35-year-old Wagner was being transported to an Anchorage hospital. His condition wasn’t immediately known.
An Alaska man has been mauled by a bear, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Troopers’ spokeswoman Megan Peters says in an email to The Associated Press that 35-year-old Forest Wagner, of Fairbanks, has been transported to an Anchorage hospital.
His condition wasn’t immediately known.
About a dozen students at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau were taking part in a mountaineering class on Mount Emmerich, near Haines, on Monday when the mauling occurred, according to troopers. The university website lists a Forest Wagner as an assistant professor of outdoor studies.
Troopers say a student hiked down the mountain to find cell reception to alert authorities. Wagner was taken off the mountain by a rescue helicopter and then taken by a medical helicopter to Anchorage.
Troopers say the bear was seen again after the mauling, and the university arranged for other students to get off the mountain.