Woman Mauled By Brown Bear


by Gretchen Parsons

 CORDOVA- Thea Thompson was walking along the Heney Ridge trail in Cordova when suddenly her two dogs took off then returned with a lone brown bear chasing them.

The bear spotted Thompson and attacked.
She was able to hike one and a half miles back to her truck where she drove herself to the hospital.
Charlotte Westing of fish and game says Thompson is lucky to be alive.