On a flight between two cities in Alaska, the US Coast Guard spotted the letters SOS painted on a rural shack. After flying over the area again, they saw a man standing on the shack's roof waving his arms.
When they finally managed to get to Richard Jessee, he told them that he had been attacked by a brown bear five days before being rescued. The bear attack bruised his torso and injured his leg.
Jessee told The Home Nugget that the bear came out of nowhere.
"It rolled my RV and the trailer over like it was a toy car. I was in shock and hypothermic."
After firing a shot at the bear with the pistol he had on him, he managed to escape to the cabin. The bear then started to attack the cabin walls, window and doors.
"There was no doubt about it: The bear was trying to get into my cabin. I don't know why it was so aggressive. Maybe it had cubs nearby.
After the first attack, the bear came back five days in a row before the US Coast Guard spotted him.
Friends of Jessee reported him missing after they couldn't get hold of him and he didn't return home from his trip to the remote cabin.
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