By Online Editors
Four of the teens attacked by a grizzly in Alaska while participating in a surival skills course are recovering from their injuries and have given the Associated Press an account of their ordeal.
From this story on nytimes.com:
The teens had been advised to play dead if they encountered a grizzly during their excursion in the Alaska wilderness.
But with the massive, snarling bear suddenly looming over them, 17-year-old Sam Gottsegen of Denver and the other participants of a backcountry survival course did what so many others would have done: They ran.
The bear pounced on some of the students, including Gottsegen, who was among four seriously injured...
Authorities believe the bear was aggressive because it was with its cub. Gottsegen said no one ever saw a cub.
The group was hiking through bushes that got so thick they decided to wade through a river, walking in single file. Around a bend in the river, Joshua Berg, 17, of New City, N.Y., began yelling "Bear! Bear!"