Bear Attack on Boy Scout Troop Leader

Following the attack, the troop put their survival skills to use, signaling distress.
1:37 | 12/21/15

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A group of boy scouts put their survival skills to the test when their leader was attacked by a bear. First responders found him deep in the woods and flew him out. Gloria Riviera joins us with the latest details. Reporter: It was here that a Sunday adventure for a boy scout troop leader and three scouts turned to a close call. A desperate rescue mission in these northern New Jersey woods. We have a gentleman in the cave with a bear. He has been injured by the bear. Reporter: A police chopper circling overhead spots a possible distress sign. They also have started a fire possibly for a smoke signal. Reporter: The victim, a boy scout troop leader, yelling for help. He is bleeding from his neck, his arm, and his head. I heard the sirens, thought the helicopter was searching for looking, going around and around. Reporter: Rescuers are able to reach the man, whisking him and the three boy scouts to safety. That troop leader taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It's the second attack in this area in just over a year. A college student was killed by a black bear about 20 minutes from here. The surging bear population and close encounters like this one, outside an elementary school, prompting controversial hunts from New Jersey to Florida. The local mayor says the attack happened when the group was exploring a cave. It was the three scouts that ran out and called 911. Tom? Gloria, thank you. December finally arrived for the eastern half of the country

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