Witness: Attacking bear had Alaska worker's head in its jaws

A lodge worker was mauled by a brown bear at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge in Cooper Landing on Wednesday night, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

The worker, identified as Abby Sisk, 21, of Utah, was finishing a hike, walking back to the lodge around 10:30 p.m. when she crossed paths with the bear, according to Beth Ipsen, trooper spokeswoman.

"She was only about 25 yards from the lodge when a bear came out of the woods and attacked her," Ipsen said.

Moments later, a guest inside the lodge heard what he thought was laughing outside. Then he heard screams.

"When he looked out, the bear was standing on top of her and it had her head in its jaws," Ipsen said.

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