In Montana, a Navy veteran named Rudy Noorlander was severely attacked by a grizzly bear while assisting a hunting group. Following the attack on September 8, he was airlifted to a hospital in Salt Lake City for recovery. His daughter, KateLynn Davis, has since initiated an online fundraiser to cover the medical bills that are not entirely addressed by his veteran’s health insurance. The costs will include multiple surgeries, especially to reconstruct his lower jaw, and an extended hospital stay.
- Rudy Noorlander, a Navy veteran, faced a grizzly bear attack in Montana while helping a hunting group.
- Noorlander was hospitalized in Salt Lake City, undergoing treatment for severe injuries, including a torn lower jaw.
- His daughter, KateLynn Davis, has set up an online fundraiser to help cover the substantial medical expenses.
- Noorlander’s gun misfired when he tried to fend off the charging bear, leaving him to physically confront the animal.
- Following the attack, the Custer Gallatin National Forest temporarily closed the Buck Ridge Yellow Mule Area to search for the bear.