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BC man has serious injuries after attack by grizzly bear north of Powell River

A mother grizzly and her cub were killed by a train in Banff National Park June 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

The BC Conservation Officer Service (COS) says a man has serious injuries after being attacked by what seemed like a grizzly bear north of Powell River.

The COS said a Quadra Island man was riding his bike along a remote logging road in the area of Ramsey Arm on Monday when the attack occurred.

The man had a knife on him and stabbed the bear, ending the attack.

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The COS says he then rode his bike to a nearby camp where environmental workers performed first aid.

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The man was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

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The COS says they are investigating the attack.

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