ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A hunter sustained life-threatening injuries after a bear he shot tumbled down a slope, dislodging rocks.

Alaska State Police say 28-year-old William McCormick was struck by a rock and the bear. It’s not known how big the bear was.

McCormick was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Anchorage Saturday.

McCormick and his hunting partner, 19-year-old Zachary Tennyson, are Army soldiers stationed at Alaska’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. McCormick is a specialist and Tennyson is a private first class. Tennyson was not injured.

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