Kentucky man mauled by bear in Alaska

Published: Sep. 23, 2016 at 8:22 PM EDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 57-year-old Kentucky man is recovering from injuries suffered when he was mauled by a bear on Alaska's Admiralty Island.

Alaska State Troopers say Douglas Adkins of Jenkins was injured as he hiked Thursday night with a big game hunting guide on the southeast Alaska island.

Adkins and the guide at about 8:30 p.m. were returning to a beach south of Angoon using headlamps to illuminate their way.

They startled a bear and it attacked. The attack stopped after a short period.

The hunter and the guide continued to the beach and the guide's boat.

They contacted the Coast Guard, which arrived at 2 a.m. Friday and transported Adkins to Juneau for treatment.

Troopers describe Adkins' injuries as "non-life-threatening."