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An online fundraiser is underway after two hunters were attacked by grizzly bears north of Fort St. John.

Chris Eyre and Robbie Austin were sheep hunting September 6, 2015, in the Buckinghorse River area when they encountered a grizzly bear and her two cubs. The grizzly attacked Eyre and then attacked Austin.

Eyre was able to arrange help using his GPS device contacting B.C. Ambulance. Crews from the B.C. Ambulance Service were unable to rescue the pair and a search crew from Comox were called in to help. The two spent a partition of the night in the woods, waiting to be rescued.

Both men are currently in Vancouver General Hospital being treated for their injuries.

The online fundraiser has been set up behalf of Chris and Robbie to thank the people who saved their lives.  The men have expressed a desire to give back to the following people for their rescue efforts; Conservation Officers, BCAS flight crews, Paramedics, and the Comox Search & Rescue. 

As of Sunday morning, $8,500 had been raised.

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