- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An assistant university professor injured in a bear mauling in southeast Alaska last month has been released from the hospital.

The University of Alaska Southeast says in a release that Forest Wagner is continuing outpatient physical therapy and wound care following his release from an Anchorage hospital on Monday.

Wagner said in the release that he is doing well, walking on crutches and scheduled to return to Juneau the week of May 23.

The university says Wagner was mauled by a brown bear during a field mountaineering course he was leading near Haines on April 18.

Wagner teaches mountaineering, backcountry navigation and travel, ice climbing, rock climbing and outdoor leadership.

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