Doctors at Erlanger hospital today said the woman attacked by a black bear in Polk County Thursday evening suffered about eight puncture wounds to the neck.
The womans 2-year-old son has a significant puncture wound to the skull, doctors said.
The bear attack killed the womans 6-year-old daughter, officials said. The attack happened in the Chilhowee Mountain campground in the Cherokee National Forest at about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, officials said.
Authorities still have not located the black bear believed to have attacked the family, officials said.
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