Alaska Teen Texted Mother Before Being Mauled to Death by Black Bear During Trail Race

An Alaska teenager was mauled to death by a large black bear in Anchorage on Father's Day during an annual mountain trail race, according to reports.

The 16-year-old was one of dozens of teens competing in the 1.5-mile race through heavily-wooded terrain along Bird Creek Trail.

While running, the teen got separated from the group and sent a text to his mother, who was also participating in the race, saying that he was being chased by a bear, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.

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