Campbell River forestry worker attacked by grizzly in remote B.C. forest


WATCH: A Campbell River forester was attacked on B.C.’s central coast Wednesday. Isabelle Raghem has the latest. 

The man from Campbell River was working in the forest on British Columbia’s central coast when he was mauled by a grizzly Wednesday.

Sgt. Scott Norris with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service says other crew members rushed to his aid, but his injuries are significant.

“It was a fairly major attack,” Sgt. Norris says, “this individual was flown out to hospital last night, so his other co-workers with him provided first aid and got him out of the area and got him to a hospital ”

Norris says the man was part of a crew working in steep forest terrain near Draney Inlet, south west from Rivers Inlet .

Officers with the service’s specialized predator attack team were flown into the area on Thursday morning to investigate.

The man remains at Vancouver General Hospital. 



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