Rockland County teen returns home after AK grizzly bear attack

A Clarkstown teenager attacked by a grizzly bear in Alaska last month has returned home, but not after an intensive surgery to save his life.Joshua Berg, 17, was attacked while hiking as part of a wilderness survival program. He says he realizes he is lucky to be alive, and that he is thankful for his doctors' efforts. "I had one 8-hour surgery," he said. "They worked on my brain and extremities. That was as soon as I got to the hospital." Berg has been home for four days since the end of his second hospital stint, and is already returning to his responsibilities. He is one of two student representatives on the Clarkstown Board of Education, and attended his first meeting tonight.Three teens, in addition to Berg, suffered serious injuries during the attack. They are all recovering.Rockland teen mauled by bear in Alaska

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