Bear Attacks Sleeping Boy

A 16-year-old boy from Ohio was injured in a bear attack at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It was around 10:30pm on a Saturday night and both father and son were sleeping in hammocks around 10 feet apart.  The pair were on a backpacking trip through the mountains.  The boy awoke when the bear pulled him from the hammock. The teen’s father woke up from the commotion and managed to drive the bear away.  They then hiked to the shore … Continue reading →