Alert: Bear Attacks Man On Canon de Valle Trail

Staff Report

A man was attacked by a bear Wednesday night while on the Canon de Valle Trail in Los Alamos County.

In a statement released by Los Alamos Medical Center, Marketing Director Mary Beth Maassen said, “Last night at approximately 8:30 p.m., a 56-year-old man arrived at the Los Alamos Medical Center Emergency Department following a bear attack on the Canon de Valle Trail. The patient was treated, stabilized and transferred by Classic Air Medical to Christus St. Vincent in Santa Fe.”

Chief of Information and Education Ofc. Lance Cherry from New Mexico Game & Fish said this morning that NMG&F officers in the canyon  right now trying to locate the bear.

Residents should exercise caution and stay clear of the area until the bear is captured.

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