Alaska State Troopers stated that several members of a bear-hunting party found themselves stranded earlier this week near Klukwan in southeast Alaska after a sow bear with two cubs shredded their Zodiac inflatable raft.

Troopers stated that the hunters walked upriver toward Klukwan and fired rifle shots to attract attention. A local resident took a canoe across the Chilkat River after hearing the shots and yells from the other side. The hunters were given a ride back across the river in the canoe and returned to their vehicles. None of the hunters was injured.