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A Quadra Island man has become a legend after fighting off a grizzly bear with a knife in Ramsey Arm, an area 2.5 hours north of Powell River.

According to the BC Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS), the man was biking and hiking in the remote backcountry of Ramsey Arm on Monday when he was attacked by a grizzly bear while on an empty logging road.

Fortunately, the man had a knife on him and was able to “stab the bear and end the attack,” says the BCCOS.

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After surviving the bear attack, the injured man then mounted his bike and rode it until he found a nearby camp where environmental workers administered first aid.

He was then rushed to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The Conservation Officer Service says they are investigating the attack and will release further details when they are available.

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