Grand Teton National Park tourist mauled by grizzly bear

A Massachusetts man suffered serious injuries but is expected to fully recover after a grizzly bear attack Sunday in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.

According to the National Park Service, the 35-year-old man appeared to have surprised two grizzly bears near the Signal Mountain Summit Road.

One bear charged and mauled the man, who was treated on scene and airlifted to St. John’s Hospital. He was listed in stable condition.

As of Monday afternoon, the Signal Mountain Summit Road and Signal Mountain Trail remained closed to the public.

Park visitors are urged to keep bear spray handy at all times, and to make plenty of noise on trails to avoid surprise bear encounters.

–Generic grizzly bear image courtesy of the National Park Service

Story originally appeared on For The Win