Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Polar Bear Attack from 2013

"We heard him scream. He only screamed twice," said Isenberg, pausing to take a deep breath. "I saw the bear pulling the tent and pulling Matt out of the tent and carrying him off."

The 1,000-pound polar bear had charged through the electric fence and attacked Maine attorney Matt Dyer, pulling him by his head and neck with its teeth. Members of the group shot off flare guns at the bear, and it dropped Dyer and ran off.

"We were all terrified the bear was going to come back. And we had to go retrieve our friend," Isenberg said.

"He didn't have any scratches on his feet or legs. That bear never let him touch the ground. (The bear) carried him 50 yards," Isenberg said.

Isenberg was the only physician on the trip. For the next six hours, he treated Dyer with only a simple first-aid kit.

"Matt is a very lucky man because the kind of wounds he had. He should have been dead 10 times over," said Isenberg.

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