According to Yahoo! News there's an audio tape of the incident. (Oh, and Amie Huguenard was a woman, not a man, as I'd mistakenly assumed.)
"They're both screaming. She's telling him to play dead, then it changes to fighting back. He asks her to hit the bear," Hill said. "There's so much noise going on. I don't know what's him and what might be an animal."Well, they're now "one with the bears."
Remember kids: Stupidity kills.
Or as Robert Heinlein put it: "Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity."