A 16-year-old has died after being attacked by a black bear on Sunday afternoon during a race.
The unnamed Alaskan teenager was participating in the Bird Ridge Trail Race in Anchorage.
As he descended the trail, the animal chased him – before eventually reaching and mauling him.
A Chugach State Park ranger shot the bear in the face, but it ran away, leaving rangers and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game still looking for the bear as of Sunday night.
A 16-year-old runner has died after being attacked by a black bear on Sunday afternoon during the Bird Ridge Trail Race (pictured) in Anchorage, Alaska
The teen was running in the juniors’ division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race, which takes runners up the Bird Ridge trail (pictured) north of Girdwood just off the Seward Highway
The teen was running in…