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Faculty Forest Wagner Released from Hospital after Bear Mauling

Katie Bausler

Forest Wagner's release from Providence Hospital, May 9,2016

Forest Wagner's release from Providence Hospital, May 9,2016

Monday, May 9, Juneau University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Assistant Professor Forest Wagner, 35, was released from Providence Hospital in Anchorage. He is continuing outpatient physical therapy and wound care in Anchorage. Wagner was mauled by a brown bear Monday, April 18 during a field mountaineering course near Haines and medevaced to Providence Hospital. In a statement Wagner said, “Thank you to everyone for the overwhelming amount of support. I’m doing well, currently walking on crutches and scheduled to return to Juneau in June.” Forest looks forward to teaching again in the fall.

 
 

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