The Story Behind This 11-Year-Old’s Bear Encounter In Alaska Is Downright Terrifying

The family just went out for a day of fishing together as many families do, especially in the southeast, and especially when the fish are jamming the streams trying to swim home. They were walking back on an established path from Game Creek, a popular spot for summer recreation. There they met with a life or death attack that forced 11-year-old Eliot Clark to defend his family.

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