Man Climbs Tree and Calls 911 After Being Mauled by Bear

June 12, 2012 Updated Jun 12, 2012 at 1:16 PM EDT

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Man Climbs Tree and Calls 911 After Being Mauled by Bear

June 12, 2012 Updated Jun 12, 2012 at 1:16 PM EDT

An Alaska man is lucky to be alive following an encounter with a brown bear early Sunday morning.

According to television station KTUU, the man was able to climb a tree and call 911 after being attacked while walking on a trail. The man was treated and released from a hospital following the incident, according to the report.

Read the KTUU story HERE.