Grizzly Mauls visitor in Grand Teton National Park

A Massachusetts man is recovering from being mauled by a grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park/NPS file

A 35-year-old Massachusetts man exploring Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming was seriously mauled by a grizzly bear but is expected to make a full recovery.

According to a park release, the unidentified man was near Signal Mountain Summit Road on Sunday when he apparently surprised two grizzly bears, one of which attacked him and caused unspecified injuries.

Grand Teton Rangers and Teton County Search and Rescue personnel responded to the scene to provide emergency medical care and transported the patient by helicopter to a waiting ambulance that transported him to St. John’s Hospital in Jackson, Wyoming. The man was reported to be in stable condition on Monday.

The Signal Mountain Summit Road and Signal Mountain Trail were currently closed to all public access.