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The family was on vacation at the end of June. They just went out for a day of fishing together as many families do, especially in the southeast, and especially when the fish are jamming the streams trying to swim home. They were walking back on an established path from Game Creek, a popular spot for summer recreation. There they met with a life or death attack that forced 11-year-old Eliot Clark to defend his family.
They had gone fishing together at a local spot for fishing called Game Creek. The area was thick with salmon just beginning the journey upstream to spawn.
Four family members and three dogs were winding through the Southeast Alaskan rainforest on an established path.