A victim of a bear attack was rescued after a helicopter crew spotted his calls for help from the air.
During a flight from Kotzebue to Nome, Alaska earlier this week, the U.S. Coast Guard crew from Kodiak approached an isolated mining camp.
They could see an SOS sign at the top of a shack and, when they passed over the stage again, a man was standing nearby, waving both hands in the air, indicating that he needed help.
He had been attacked by a bear days earlier, leaving him with a wound in his leg and bruises on his chest.
The helicopter crew took him for treatment in Nome, a small port near the Bering Strait.
He said the bear had come to his camp and harassed him every night of the previous week.