After this, the bear left.
He was treated in hospital and released soon after.
The teen told KMGH-TV that the bear dragged him ten to 12 feet before he was able to free himself. Dylan, who teaches wilderness survival at the camp, was sleeping near the teepees where the 12- to 13-year-old campers sleep. None of the other staffers or campers suffered injuries in the incident.
In an interview with CBS4, Dylan stated that he never entertained the thought of being attacked by a bear.
Churchill says bears need to know your presence that's why they say you should always make noise and fight back if necessary. The last human death from a bear attack was in 2009. This was a black bear that attacked the teen camp counselor, which is unusual for this species. Hounds were used to track the bear Sunday morning, letting them smell the teen's sleeping bag to get the animal's scent. "This is a bear we are very concerned about. Once I saw the bear, heard it's breath, it was pretty scary", said Dylan.
Bears are not known to be aggressive.
"For a bear to walk up and bite a human and pull on them like that, that is a very unsafe bear that has gotten too comfortable with people and that is a threat to humans", said Churchill.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson, Jennifer Churchill said the bear had clamped its jaws around the teen's head and pulled him across the ground.
Parks officials are now hunting the bear, officials said. "This is really a bear that could be a continual threat to people in this community". Another teenager was killed after he veered off a trail during a mountain race, south of Anchorage.