ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 30-year-old Alaska man mauled by a bear pleads for help in a recorded 911 call, telling the dispatcher he's up a tree and can hear the animal huffing below him.
In the recording released by Alaska State Troopers, Ben Radakovich tells the dispatcher to send an ambulance, saying he is "bleeding bad."
Radakovich climbed 30 feet up the tree after he was mauled Sunday morning south of Anchorage by a bear with her cub.
It took rescuers almost two hours to reach him. Troopers say a helicopter was unable to land near him. He was carried by stretcher to the chopper.
He was then flown to an Anchorage hospital, where he was treated and released.
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