UPDATED: Staunton Man and Dog Hospitalized After Bear Attack

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email
Emergency personal responded to grocery store after a nearby bear attack on Thursday afternoon.

An American black bear, Photo Credit: Mark Watson / Flickr

FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- UPDATE: 9:15 p.m. 08/21/2014
Krichbaum is in stable condition at Winchester Medical Center.


Emergency personal responded to grocery store after a nearby bear attack on Thursday afternoon.

Steven Krichbaum, 59, of Staunton was visiting a section of the George Washington National Forest on the Hardy County, W.Va. side of Route 55.

As he and his dog were walking in the woods, they came upon a black bear and two cubs. The black bear attacked them and they were hurt as they attempted to fend off the attack.

Krichbaum and his dog made their way to his vehicle and drove to Richards Fruit Market in an attempt to get medical assistance.

At 1:08 p.m., the Frederick County Communications Center received a 911 call from a someone at the market about Krichbaum and his dog.

Krichbaum was transported via rescue squad to the Winchester Medical Center for treatment and his dog was transported by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control unit to a local emergency animal hospital.

The current condition of both Krichbaum and his dog are unknown at this time.


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