A young male grizzly that is suspected to have wounded a 45-year-old cyclist on a remote logging road north of Powell River Monday has been euthanized.
The Quadra Island man suffered serious injuries to his leg and torso in what appears to have been an unprovoked attack in Ramsey Arm.
The B.C Conservation Officer Service says he used a knife to fight off the grizzly, stabbing it in the neck, before making his way to a logging camp where he was given first aid.
He was then airlifted to a Vancouver hospital.
BCCOS Inspector Murray Smith says officers attended the area where the attack took place on Tuesday.
He says a three to five-year-old male grizzly started to stalk the officers from the rear and was euthanized for their safety.
Upon inspection, officers noted that the bear had a significant neck wound consistent with having been stabbed with a knife.
Smith says the 45-year-old man is expected to make a full recovery.