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Man camping near Lillooet attacked by bear

A black bear is seen in this undated WildSafeBC photo.
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A man sustained serious injuries to his arm after being attacked by a bear near Lillooet this past weekend.

The man was camping on Sunday, Aug. 9, in an isolated area on Mount McLean, according to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service.

The man and his dog were sleeping in separate tents from his hiking parker when he woke up around 7 a.m. after hearing a noise outside his tent.

He yelled at the bear which attacked him.

"The victim and friend were able to hike to an area to call for help and were picked up by helicopter. The man was treated in hospital for serious injuries to his arm," reads a conservation officer service Facebook post.

The conservation officer service's Predator Attack Team flew to the site by helicopter as part of their investigation.

It determined the attack was a surprise defensive attack so no effort will be made to catch either the sow or cub involved.

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