Hiker dead, searcher hurt after Eagle River bear mauling

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An Eagle River man who went missing after he reportedly went out for a hike Monday has been found dead, with a searcher injured Wednesday after police say he was mauled by a bear.

Although Anchorage police initially said 44-year-old Michael Soltis had been killed by a brown bear, Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials didn't confirm that detail Wednesday.

Hiker dead, searcher hurt after Eagle River bear mauling
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