Russian soldier, 36 year old Alexy Ivanosly, was savagely attacked by a mother bear on a beach in the remote Kuril Island were he was collecting crabs.
Alexy suffered clinical death shortly after the attack but was resuscitated and his ear sewn back on. He was then flown 250miles to the regional capital Yuhno-Sakhalinsk but unfortunately died from a heart attack , nine days later.
Another man, Alexander,37, was also attacked but suffered non life-threatening injuries. Witnesses tried to help by throwing stones at the bear.