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Grizzly attack at Alaska’s Kenai Princess Lodge

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On July - 24 - 2008

A grizzly bear attacked a young woman at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge at Cooper Landing on Wednesday, The young woman is a maid at the hotel.

According to reports the bear attacked her while she was on a hike around the resort. The bear had taken the woman by the head into the bushes but was scared away by a guest at the hotel.

The woman was identified as Abby Sisk, 21, of Utah — she is in critical condition at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.

The lodge is now advising guests to use shuttles to the main lodge or walk in groups around the property. Several trails have been closed, including the one where Sisk was attacked.

Lodge general manager Dan Michels said no one saw any bear cubs nearby and staff members have no idea why the bear attacked. Troopers have looked for the bear, but have been unsuccessful thus far.

The 86-room Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge is one of five Princess Lodges in Alaska and is a frequent pre-and post-cruise excurison for Princess Cruises passengers.

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