Moose attacks hunter causing life-threatening injuries in Larimer County

A hunter was seriously injured after a bull moose attacked him in Larimer County on Tuesday.

Around noon, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency SOS from a GPS device around Long Draw Road near Poudre Canyon Road (Highway 14). Through the device, the man said he had been seriously injured by an animal, the sheriff’s office said.

He tried to hike out with the help of other passersby when a sheriff’s deputy arrived. The man explained he had been bow hunting when a bull moose attacked him, the sheriff’s office said.

The deputy began First Aid on the man and coordinated for a medical helicopter to transport the hunter to a local hospital.

The sheriff’s office said the man’s injuries were life-threatening at the time, but no updates were available as of Wednesday morning.

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