Democrats rally for Biden public lands pick despite scrutiny from Republicans

Democrats rally for Biden public lands pick despite scrutiny from Republicans

An injured man was rescued on Friday after reportedly fending off a bear for a week at a remote mining camp in Alaska, officials said. The man, who was not identified, was spotted waving his hands in distress as a helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak passed overhead, according to a statement from the Coast Guard on Tuesday. Crew members initially saw an SOS sign on top of a shack in the camp while on a trip from Kotzebue to Nome, only seeing the man after circling back. He was taken to Nome for emergency medical care with an injured leg and bruised torso after a bear attack days prior. “The man reported that the bear had returned to his camp and harassed him every night for a week straight,” the Coast Guard said. It’s unclear what type of bear reportedly attacked the man, but both brown and black bears are common to the state. Alaska is home to 98 percent of the nation’s brown bear population, according to its fish and game department. Brown bears are …
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