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Wildlife Tour Ends In Bear Attack

Jenn Smith

Posted on July 22 2019

A worker at a western Pennsylvania resort was injured Saturday morning in a bear attack while guiding a routine safari tour of wildlife kept at the property, officials said.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, said the Himalayan bear reached through a wire fence, pulled the employee closer and bit her arm.

The worker was in between two layers of fencing at the bear enclosure when the incident occurred.

The bear was engaged by other resort employees and released her arm, then the employee was stabilized by a nurse and flown to a trauma center. The victim was described Saturday as "stable and alert."

The worker's identity has not been disclosed at the request of her parents, according to Kory Young, the resort’s director of lodging. The victim has worked at the resort for a month, Young told NBC News on Sunday.

Re-posted from NBC News. By Janelle Griffith