Eagle River man hailed as hero after JBER bear attack

An Eagle River man’s quick thinking — and a can of bear spray — may have saved his friend’s life during a harrowing bear attack Saturday, June 24 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Cyclist Alex Ippoliti was riding with his friend, James Fredrick, on a road near Clunie Like on base Saturday morning when they heard some rustling in the bushes. Ippoliti said they slowed down, but weren’t overly concerned with the noises.

“It could have been any kind of animal,” he said Monday.

Within seconds, Fredrick was underneath an angry mama bear.

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