The Coast Guard saved a man in Alaska who said he was attacked and constantly harassed by a bear for a week straight.
An aircrew was on their way to a city in the western part of the state when they noticed an SOS sign on top of a shack. After circling back, they noticed a man waving two hands in the air, which is considered an international distress signal. When the crew landed, the man said he wanted medical care after being attacked by a bear. He said after the attack, he made his way to the shack but then the bear came back and "harassed him every night for a week straight." The crew took him to a local hospital where he received medical treatment for his injuries.