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NEWS: Nunavut June 03, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Photo:Arctic Bay man describes how he fought off a polar bear

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Adrian Arnauyumayuq, with microphone, demonstrates to a rapt audience in Arctic Bay how he fought off a polar bear attack with his knife early in the morning on May 22. Arnauyuymayuq and Bruce Pauloosie were sleeping in a tent overnight during a hunting trip when a bear came into the tent. It grabbed one man by the head and dragged him out while the other scrambled for his rifle. The community of Arctic Bay held a welcome home gathering at the school gym June 4 during which the two men told the audience their amazing story of survival. The bear, which was shot and killed, was skinned by the local hunters and trappers organization and the 10-and-a-half-foot pelt given to the two men. From left: Arctic Bay mayor Philip Kalluk, deputy mayor Geela Arnauyumayuq, Adrian Arnauyumayuq and HTO chair Qamajuq Oyukuluk. (PHOTO BY CLARE KINES)
Adrian Arnauyumayuq, with microphone, demonstrates to a rapt audience in Arctic Bay how he fought off a polar bear attack with his knife early in the morning on May 22. Arnauyuymayuq and Bruce Pauloosie were sleeping in a tent overnight during a hunting trip when a bear came into the tent. It grabbed one man by the head and dragged him out while the other scrambled for his rifle. The community of Arctic Bay held a welcome home gathering at the school gym June 4 during which the two men told the audience their amazing story of survival. The bear, which was shot and killed, was skinned by the local hunters and trappers organization and the 10-and-a-half-foot pelt given to the two men. From left: Arctic Bay mayor Philip Kalluk, deputy mayor Geela Arnauyumayuq, Adrian Arnauyumayuq and HTO chair Qamajuq Oyukuluk. (PHOTO BY CLARE KINES)

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