When Scott MacInnes was rushed to the hospital this week after sustaining life-threatening injuries from a bear attack, folks commented on how unlucky he was. Little did they know this was the second time in his life that he had been the victim of a bear attack.
The first mauling occurred in 1967, when a teenage MacInnes was beaten senseless by a large bruin while riding his bike. A classmate came to his rescue. The injuries included a broken arm and badly mangled legs, yet he made a full recovery.
This time around, the bear attacked while MacInnes was jogging. He received similar injuries to his legs, neck and face. What’s remarkable is after the bear left him, he had to walk over a mile to find help.
After the latest attack perhaps MacInnes will consider moving to an area that has less of a bear problem. Hawaii anyone?