Pennsylvania Resort Employee Injured in Bear Attack During ‘Safari Tour’

July 23, 2019

Officials say a worker at a western Pennsylvania resort was injured in a bear attack while guiding a routine “Safari Tour” of wildlife kept at the property.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort says the Himalayan bear reached through a wire fence Saturday morning, pulled the employee closer and bit the person’s arm.

Resort spokesman Kory Young says the animal was engaged to release the arm, and the employee was stabilized by a nurse and flown to a trauma center. The victim was described as “stable and alert.”

Young says the employee was standing in between two levels of wire fencing at the bear enclosure, which has been examined to ensure that it is “completely secure.”

Officials are arranging optional counseling for guests and staff who witnessed the attack, which is under investigation.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 7:56 am
    rob says:
    if you're ever in the woods walking with your friend and you encounter a bear, the first thing you do is run. You don't have to be faster than the bear, you just have to be f... read more
  • July 23, 2019 at 8:46 pm
    PoMuelLiar Bear says:
    (Since the victim is likely OK, and hopefully learned a lesson) I'm glad the victim wasn't seriously hurt. I hope the victim learned a lesson about bears. BTW; is the bear OK?
  • July 23, 2019 at 4:52 pm
    Rosenblatt says:
    (since the victim appears to be okay....) "Let the Bears pay the Bear Tax!! I pay the Homer tax!!"

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