Teen attacked by a bear while asleep

ABC’s Andrew Dymburt has details on how her family managed to scare the bear off.
1:37 | 06/21/21

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This morning a teenage girl is recovering after authorities say a bear attacked her. She was sleeping in a national park in. Our own. With no known. According to park officials in Tennessee the girl and her family brought a camping trip and a Great Smoky Mountains last week. The teen was asleep in a ham make just after midnight. When a bear approached their campsite and attacked. Our. Each. Hour when she sorry. Lauren turner head. The girl suffering multiple injuries before her family was able to chase the bear away. Officials treating her at the scene but. Before taking her by helicopter to a local hospital Rangers later locating and euthanize and the bear. Rangers seated teen's family had taken all the proper precautions for food storage officials are warning park goers have increased bear activity as the animals emerge from hibernation. Just last week Fina key for barely escaping with her life after a group of grizzly bears charged her while she was hiking. In Alaska while you're charging I was saying god. Is this the way I'm going on its rate first spray. And then I said. And then he stopped. His car when eat. The 55 year old spending the group off with bear spray but not before they chased her off the trail. Kiefer was lost in the Alaskan wilderness for two days before she was rescued. Officials recommend at hikers stay in groups of three or more always carried bear spray and follow all food storage regulations.

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