907 Updates June 20, 2018

Brown bear attack at end of Hiland Road in Eagle River; please avoid the area

At 10:28 AM on June 20, 2018, Police Dispatch were notified that one of the people searching for missing person Michael Soltis had been attacked by a brown bear near the area at the dead end of Hiland Road in Eagle River.

The victim is being transported to a hospital with serious injuries to his leg; he is expected to survive.

The bear’s location is unknown at this time. Police are asking people to avoid the area and for the searchers to leave the area as well.

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