Grizzly attack prompts closure of a mountain in Grand Teton

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MOOSE, Wyo. — A grizzly bear attacked and seriously injured a man in western Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, prompting closure of a mountain there Monday.


The grizzly was one of two that surprised the 35-year-old man from Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon on Signal Mountain. Rescuers flew the injured man by helicopter to an ambulance that drove him to a nearby hospital.


He was expected to recover, park officials said in a statement, declining to identify him.


The statement did not detail the man’s injuries or say how he encountered the bear. Park officials closed a trail and the road to an overlook atop the 7,700-foot mountain.