Alaska hiker reported missing was found alive after being charged by bears
June 17, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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A missing hiker in Alaska was found alive Wednesday after being charged by multiple bears, officials said.
Fina Kiefer, 55, was reported missing around 1 a. m. local time Tuesday after calling her husband for help, according to dispatch reports from the Alaska Department of Public Safety.
Kiefer told her husband she had been charged by bears and was able to use her bear spray, the dispatch report said.
Alaska State Troopers and volunteer search teams responded to the trailhead and began looking for Kiefer while a rescue team searched the area by air Tuesday and Wednesday.
Shortly after the search was halted Wednesday afternoon due to bad weather, a volunteer search and rescue team member spotted Keifer walking out of the woods about a mile from the trailhead, according to the dispatch reports.