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Man attacked by bear loses eye

Published On: Jun 20 2013 02:58:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 21 2013 12:02:55 PM CDT

Photo courtesy Gerre Ninnemann

The black bear that attacked Gerre Ninneman in Marinette County Wednesday is shown munching on Ninneman's hat.

SHELL LAKE, Wis. -

The brother of a man attacked by a black bear in northwestern Wisconsin said he has a long road to recovery.

Bob Brown said his brother, Jerry, lost his left eye when the bear attacked outside a cabin near Shell Lake Monday night. Bob Brown told WEAU-TV his brother's face was crushed and that surgeons have already done some surgery to repair the damage. He said the bear also bit his brother's arm.

The 63-year-old patient is recovering at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minn.

A hospital spokeswoman said Brown is in stable condition Thursday.

Jerry and Bob Brown's brother, Randy, shot at the bear as it attacked and it ran away.

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