A forestry worker suffered serious injuries in what a conservation officer characterized as a “major attack” by a grizzly bear in a remote logging camp north of Vancouver Island in Canada.

Ryan Arsenault, who works as an engineer for Capacity Forest Management, was savagely attacked Wednesday afternoon near Rivers Inlet at Draney Inlet about 250 miles northwest of Vancouver, British Columbia, according to the Vancuer Sun and CBC News.

Arsenault, in his 30s, sustained tissue and muscle damage to his left arm, a broken right leg and a severe laceration to his head. He was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital where he underwent surgery Thursday.

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