CASPER, Wyo. — A hunter was mauled by a grizzly bear on Saturday, October 2, calling 911 at around 7:38 a.m., according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office.
The man told dispatch he had been attacked by a grizzly, had sustained injury, and was in need of help. Park County Search and Rescue, Guardian Helicopter 3 out of Riverton and a Cody Regional Health ambulance were dispatched immediately.
“Meanwhile, the injured hunter had made the decision to begin riding out of the wilderness, with the rest of his hunting party, to meet emergency responders,” the Park County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday. “The PCSAR ground team contacted the injured hunter at 9:34 a.m. on the north side of the Shoshone River. At 10:02 a.m. the hunter and ground team arrived at the staging area and he was received and treated by EMS personnel.”
“He was then transported by Guardian Helicopter to Billings for further care at 10:15 a.m. PCSAR Personnel cleared staging at 10:34 a.m. and returned to Cody.”
The grizzly bear attack is being investigated by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The Park County Sheriff’s Office provided no further details on the man’s condition or the incident.