Man attacked by bear loses eye

63-year-old in stable condition, hospital says
Man attacked by bear loses eye
The black bear that attacked Gerre Ninneman in Marinette County Wednesday is shown munching on Ninneman's hat.

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.