(CNN) — A hunter attacked by a bear in Alaska survived 36 hours in the remote wilderness before rescuers using night-vision goggles found him, the Alaska National Guard said.
The man, who was part of a guided hunting party, was attacked about 35 miles north of Anaktuvuk Pass. Helicopter rescue teams tried to reach the man several times, but had to turn back due to dense fog and weather, the Guard said.
The Anchorage Daily News says that the man who was attacked is James Tuttle, an Alaska hunting guide. Tuttle reportedly told one of his rescuers that the brown bear that attacked him was familiar and even had been nicknamed by hunters.
Tuttle said that he was walking to a caribou carcass when the bear attacked him.