Web Exclusive: Mother of Mich. Bear Attack Victim Speaks to FOX 17

Posted at 3:04 PM, Aug 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-16 15:05:23-04

Screen shot 2013-08-16 at 2.26.20 PMCADILLAC, Mich. — Abby Wetherell, a 12-year-old Cadillac girl, is in the hospital with more than 100 stitches after being attacked by a black bear Friday morning.

Her mother, Elizabeth Wetherell, is speaking to FOX 17 about the situation and how her family is coping with this traumatic incident.

Click On The Player To Listen To The Audio From Abby’s Mother Below

Abby was airlifted to Munson Medical Center where she underwent surgery and is in stable condition and under observation. She suffered deep lacerations in her thigh.  DNR officials are setting traps in the area for the bear, and plan to euthanize it.