A 220-pound predatory male black bear attacked Kelly, and McConnell did as any mother would: She tried to save her child. By all accounts, her heroic actions saved Kelly from the worst of the mauling. McConnell, however, died of her injuries, as did 57-year-old Ray Kitchen, who heard McConnell's screams and came running to the rescue. The big bruin, jaws already dripping, tore into its new victim, killing him. Eventually the bear fell before a hail of lead from the gun of another Good Samaritan, who found the bear still standing over its prey.