No sign was found Thursday of the brown bear which injured a searcher for a hiker found dead on an Eagle River trail, state officials said, a day after unsuccessful efforts Wednesday.
Ken Marsh, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said biologists had returned to the scene off Hiland Road Thursday morning in an attempt to locate the bear which left a man with leg injuries during the search for 44-year-old Michael Soltis. The missing hiker’s body was found and taken to the state medical examiner’s office, with injuries police initially said were from a bear mauling.
“We were unable to locate the bear last night,” Marsh said. “We're going to continue to try to locate this animal.”