A man accidentally shot himself during a grizzly bear attack

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A man is being treated at a Utah hospital after being attacked by a grizzly bear in Wyoming, authorities said.

In accordance with Sublette County Sheriff’s OfficeLee Francis, 65, was hunting with his son on Friday when the bear attacked him. The sheriff’s office said the man was able to pull out a gun and fire several rounds, scaring off the bear. However, one of the bullets hit him in the leg.

“Son Lee quickly activated his SOS device for help and then began providing first aid to his father to stop the bleeding,” the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office added that Lee’s son helped his father mount a horse so they could meet rescuers in the Big Twink Creek drainage as night fell.

Lee was taken by UTV to a nearby ranch and then by helicopter to the University of Utah Hospital.

Wildlife authorities are trying to find the bear responsible for the attack.

Officials said this is the second grizzly bear attack in western Wyoming this month.

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