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Sam Melman,17, presented with Community Service Award at Good Samaritan Hospital on July 28, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Huntington’s Sam Melman, 17, Awarded For Heroism In Alaska Bear Mauling

A teenager credits skills he picked up as a junior volunteer in the intensive care unit at Good Samaritan Hospital in helping him think clearly during a brutal grizzly bear attack in Alaska over the weekend.

07/28/2011

Sam Melman (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Huntington Teen Tells Of Alaska Bear Attack Horror, Heroism

Sam Melman landed at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday before heading home. He was one of seven wilderness survival students who survived the attack in the Talkeetna Mountains on Saturday night.

07/27/2011