Hunter Calls Grizzly to Self to Save Hunting Partner
A hunter gives his own life to save his young partner's. Steve Stevenson and Ty Bell were hunting on the Idaho, Montana border. They were part of a four man hunting group but had separated earlier. The group was hunting black bear, close to the Canadian border. Bell shot at what he thought was a black bear, and the bear ran off into thick brush. Bell and Stevenson followed the injured bear, that turned out to be a grizzly bear and attacked the two as they went into the brush.
Both of the men were shooting at the bear, but the bear kept coming. At one point Stevenson yelled to get the bear to come at him instead of Bell. Bell managed to make a cell-phone call for help after the attack, but Stevenson died from his injuries. Four fish and wildlife officials were flown in by helicopter and retrieved Stevenson's body.
Stevenson was an outdoorsman. His mother, Janet Price, said “Steve yelled at it to try and distract it, and it swung around and took him down. It’s what my son would have done automatically, for anybody. He was a great friend to everyone, great fun, a wonderful man.” From The Salt Lake Tribune.