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Massachusetts man seriously injured after being attacked by grizzly bear in Wyoming

A Massachusetts man was seriously injured after being attacked by a grizzly bear while visiting Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming over the weekend, according to the US National Park Service.

On Sunday afternoon, Teton Interagency Dispatch received a report that a 35-year-old man was seriously injured by a bear in the area of ​​Signal Mountain Summit Road.

Grand Teton National Park rangers and Teton County search and rescue teams were on scene and provided emergency medical care to the local man, who was then flown by helicopter to a waiting ambulance and taken to St. John's Hospital, officials said.

The man's condition is stable and he is expected to make a full recovery, the NPS said Tuesday. The man's identity and his origins were not revealed.

Police officials and park biologists believe the incident was a surprise encounter with two grizzly bears, with only one of the bears attacking the victim.

According to NPS, Signal Mountain Summit Road and Signal Mountain Trail are currently closed to the public.

NPS officials said anyone who sees a bear should give it space and always stay at least 100 yards away from it.

In addition, hikers should make noise, carry bear spray and know how to use it, and always move slowly away from a bear — don't run away, NPS said.

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