Bear Attacks 12-Year-Old Girl In Northern Michigan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Friday, August 16, 2013

The grandfather of a 12-year-old girl who was attacked by a bear in northern Michigan says she's doing well after having surgery for deep scratches on one of her thighs.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says Abby Wetherell was running on a dirt trail in Wexford County Thursday night when the bear attacked.

She sped up, but the bear knocked her down twice and lashed one of her thighs with its powerful paws as she screamed for help. Her father and a neighbor chased the animal away.

The attack happened on grandfather Dave Wetherell's wooded property near Cadillac. Wetherell says Abby remains hospitalized but is doing well.

Wetherell says he's "very proud" of the way Abby handled herself.

The DNR says it's setting traps for the bear.

Related story: Grizzly Attacks Injure 4 In And Near Yellowstone

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 219971401 -
Gray Television, Inc.