Bear kills 16-year-old boy during mountain race in Alaska

  • Victim texted his mother to say he was being chased by black bear
  • Bear escaped after being shot in the face by park ranger

Authorities say a black bear killed a 16-year-old runner while he was competing in an Alaska race on Sunday.

Anchorage television station KTUU reports that the teenager, whose identify has not been released, was a participant in the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race between Anchorage and Girdwood.

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