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Troopers: Man suffers 'major injuries' in Alaska bear attack

A 62-year-old Funny River man required a medevac Sunday after he was mauled by a brown bear on the Kenai Peninsula, according to Alaska State Troopers.

In an online dispatch, troopers said Danny High was walking in the woods when the mauling occurred. Officials responded to the mauling at Mile 11 of Funny River Road, east of Soldotna, around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

High suffered "major injuries" in the incident and required a LifeMed flight to an area hospital for treatment, troopers wrote.

"High wasn't armed with a gun or bear spray when attacked," troopers wrote.

Troopers were unable to locate the bear responsible for the attack.