A hunter in Alaska suffered life-threatening injuries this weekend after the bear he shot down nearly crushed him to death.
William McCormick, 28, was hunting with a friend at Carter Lake when they fired at a bear on a ridge above them, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety.
The bear then tumbled down the slope, dragging a slew of rocks with it. Both the bear and the rocks hit McCormick, who was airlifted to Anchorage Providence hospital with life-threatening injuries.
His fellow hunter Zachary Tennyson, 19, was uninjured.
Both men are soldiers stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, a military facility near Anchorage.
McCormick is a specialist in the military, while Tennyson is a private first class.
The incident was tended to by Alaska State Troopers as well as the local fire department and LifeMed.