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Bear attacks, injures hiker in Yellowstone National Park

FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone...
FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wy. An attack by a female and her more than 1-year-old cub in the Teton Wilderness east of Grand Teton National Park happened in an area where Wyoming officials are trying to persuade a judge to allow grizzlies to be legally hunted. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart,File)(AP)
Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 3:40 PM MDT
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say a bear has attacked and injured a hiker.

Park officials in a statement said it is the first bear attack inside the park which a person was injured this year.

The 39-year-old man was hiking alone on a trail near Mammoth Hot Springs Friday morning when he encountered what he believed to be two grizzly bears. One of the bears attacked and injured the hiker.

The man suffered significant injuries in his lower extremities but managed to hike out on his own. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The Beaver Ponds Trail where the hiker was injured is closed until further notice.

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