Grizzly attack victim may need leg amputation
Outdoor enthusiast Lloyd Wilf continues to receive treatment at Foothills Hospital after he was mauled by a grizzly and shot by his hunting partner.
Emergency crews responded to the reports of the attack in the Elk Valley near Fernie Sunday morning.
The victim’s friend shot and killed the 400 pound male grizzly bear. In the process, he also accidentally shot his friend.
Wilf was transported by STARS Air Ambulance in critical condition.
The 56-year-old is a taxidermist in Cranbrook and the owner of Alpine Wildlife Design.
Family friends say doctors are trying to place a rod in Wilf’s injured leg. If that isn’t successful, it may need to be amputated.
The victim’s hunting partner was not injured by the bear.
With files from Carolyn Kury de Castillo