On Thursday morning just to the southeast of the Old Faithful geyser basin a 10 year old boy was attacked by a grizzly bear. The boy was taken to Big Sky Medical Center with wounds to his back, butt, and wrist. They do not seem to be life threatening.
The boy was hiking with his family on the Divide Trail around 10 a.m. when the bear charged out of the woods. The bear chased the boy, knocking him down in the attack. The parents were able to stop the attack by using bear spray. The family was able to make it back to the Old Faithful Ranger Station on their own before being taken to the hospital.
It is now believed that the grizzly bear was a sow protecting a cub. The Spring Creek and Divide trails are closed for the time being to monitor bear activity.
It was the bear attack in Yellowstone National Park since 2015