A Quadra Island man is recovering from serious injuries in hospital after using a knife to fight off a bear attack on Monday.
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service says the man was on a logging road in the backcountry of Ramsey Arm, north of Powell River, when he was attacked by what seemed like a grizzly bear.
“The male had a knife on him and was able to stab the bear and end the attack,” said BCCOS.
“The injured male then rode his bike to a nearby camp where environmental workers administered first aid.”
The man was then taken to hospital. His injuries are considered serious but not life threatening.
The COS says it is investigating the attack and will provide further details once they become available.