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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

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Joshua Berg, Rockland Teen Mauled By Grizzly Bear In Alaska, Recovering

Seven teenagers were nearing the end of a month-long survival course when 17-year-old Berg noticed the mama grizzly. Berg yelled “Bear! Bear!” but it was too late, the bear came charging at him and took him down.

07/26/2011

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Grizzly Bear In Alaska Mauls Teenager Josh Berg Of Rockland County

A local teenager is fighting for his life after being mauled in Alaska and he’s not the only victim. Josh Berg of New City was with a group of teens learning survival skills when the grizzly bear attacked.

07/25/2011