College Wrestlers Brutally Attacked During Encounter With Grizzly Bear

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Grizzly bear attacks two men who surprised it in Wyoming national forest: “It was horrific” – CBS News

Northwest College wrestlers Brady Lowry and Kendell Cummings were injured during a bear attack over the weekend. The attack occurred while they were antler hunting in Cody, Wyoming

One of the men managed to break free and call 911, which prompted an immediate response from search and rescue personnel. The two men were rescued by a hunter, a local resident, and other members of their party.

Lowry was taken to a local hospital via ambulance and Cummings was air-lifted to a hospital in Billings, Montana. They underwent multiple surgeries after sustaining major lacerations to the body and face.

Authorities say the attack appears to be a “sudden, surprise encounter with a grizzly bear” and urge people to use caution in the area.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is monitoring bear activity in the area and will make management decisions in the best interest of public safety. They said there may be six to 10 different bears moving between agricultural fields and low elevation slopes.

Cody Region wildlife supervisor Dan Smith said that both victims are lucky to have survived the attack. He also said that because of their survival from this life-threatening attack, the two students will have a strong bond with one another that will last the rest of their lives.

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