Pinchin of the Sioux Lookout OPP told CBC News on Tuesday.
proceeded to bite him and slash at him."
Pinchin said the victim suffered a bite in the back of his head and several
scratches on his head, neck and arms.
However, the bear did not fare so well in the encounter. Pinchin said the
man's friend heard the commotion and came to the rescue by shooting and killing
"His fishing partner that was up there with him heard the screaming and the
shouting … and he got his gun that he had with him and dispatched the bear," he
The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at hospital in Sioux
Lookout and released.
Sioux Lookout is located about 430 kilometres east of Winnipeg.
Pinchin said there has been more bear activity than normal this spring in the
Sioux Lookout area, possibly due to the early onset of spring.
Police are warning area residents to keep their garbage indoors. People
spending time outdoors should keep a clear exit path open if they encounter a
bear, they added.