A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being attacked by a grizzly bear near Granisle. (Eddie Huband photo/Houston Today)

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being attacked by a grizzly bear near Granisle. (Eddie Huband photo/Houston Today)

UPDATE: Grizzly bear attack near Granisle

Victim has been taken to hospital with serious injuries

According to a recent Facebook post from The Conservation Officer Service (COS), an investigation has determined that the grizzly bear attack in Granisle the morning of Sept. 29 was a surprise defensive attack, therefore no efforts to capture the bear will be made.

At approximately 7 a.m. on Sept. 29, an adult male victim was walking along an access road to the Fulton River Spawning Channel when he was attacked by a grizzly bear.

The man suffered serious injuries to his arm and was transported to hospital in Prince George for treatment. Further details regarding his condition are unavailable at this time.

The COS investigation included an assessment of the attack site and evidence collection as well as an interview with the victim and witnesses.

The area is known as a viewing location for bears, especially during salmon spawning season. The victim had been in the area to photograph bears.

While Grizzly Bear attacks are rare, the COS encourages the public to take precautions in case of any wildlife encounters.

Remember to be aware of your surroundings, carry bear spray, travel in groups and make noise to avoid surprising a bear.


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