American man seriously hurt in bear attack in Gunma -- Aug 25
An American male was seriously hurt in a bear attack in the town of Minakami on Sunday, police said, reports TV Asahi (Aug. 24).

At around 4:20 p.m., a local resident in the Tsukiyono area alerted emergency services after the American, 47, arrived at their residence seeking help.

According to police, a bear emerged from a bush and attacked the American, who lives in the town, while he was out for a walk alone.

The man suffered serious injuries to his right arm and shoulder.

Police said that there have been sightings of bears in the past, and police are continuing to urge local residents to use caution.

群馬県みなかみ町で散歩をしていたアメリカ人の男性がクマに襲われて重傷です。  23日午後4時20分ごろ、みなかみ町月夜野の住民から「クマに襲われたという人が家に来た」と119番通報がありました。警察によりますと、町内に住む47歳のアメリカ人の男性が1人で散歩中にクマに襲われ、右腕や右肩に重傷を負いました。クマは道路脇の茂みから突然、現れ、男性は襲われた後に近くの住宅に助けを求めたということです。周辺では以前からクマの目撃情報があり、警察が注意を呼び掛けています。
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