The death of Mike Soltis this week in Eagle River marks the sixth fatal bear attack in Alaska in the past decade but the third in two years.
Here are the other deadly attacks reported over the past 10 years.
June 19, 2017
Location: Pogo Mine in Interior Alaska
Victim: Erin Johnson, 27
Johnson, a biologist collecting soil samples, was working with other contractors at an exploration site several miles from the main Pogo Mine camp when she was attacked by a black bear.
June 18, 2017
Location: Bird Ridge along Turnagain Arm
Victim: Patrick "Jack" Cooper, 16
Cooper was running a Bird Ridge trail race when he was attacked by a black bear. It was described at the time as the first fatal Anchorage-area bear mauling since 1995, when Marcie Trent, 77, and her son Larry Waldron, 45, were killed on the McHugh Creek Trail.
June 6, 2013
Location: George Lake, southeast of Delta Junction
Victim: Robert Weaver, 64
Weaver and his wife had docked their boat and were walking to their cabin on George Lake at the time of the black bear attack, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
Oct. 11, 2012
Location: Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska
Victim: Tomas Puerta, 54, Sitka
Passers-by spotted Puerta's boat adrift in the cove and went ashore near what appeared to be a campsite to see if anyone was in trouble. They reported being confronted by a sow grizzly.
Aug. 24, 2012
Location: Denali National Park and Preserve
Victim: Richard White, 49
White was backpacking alone and snapped photos of the grizzly before the attack. At the time, the attack was reported as the first fatal bear mauling in Alaska in seven years, and the only fatal attack in the 6-million-acre park's history dating back 90 years.
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