ANIMALS

Man Jumps Into The Water To Save A Massive Bear That Was Drowning, Showing An Incredible Bravery

Date November 26, 2018 19:23

A man went to the rescue of a 400-pound bear and we have to admit he has done a very brave thing, indeed.

The massive black bear had wandered away from his home, in Osceola National Forest, and ended up in a residential area in Florida. Somehow, he managed to find himself shuffling through someone's garbage. Of course, residents called the authorities, who soon arrived and began working towards capturing the bear.

Unfortunately, things did not go as smoothly planned. 

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After locating the bear, the first thing the authorities tried to do was to sedate him. Considering how big he was, it would have been very risky to approach him without doing that.

Instead of falling asleep after he was hit with the tranquilizer dart, the big bear simply raced straight towards the nearest sreatch of water, which happened to be the ocean, and jumped in. He began to swim frantically away when the tranquilizers began to take effect. The bear became drowsy, and then started to drown. 

Fortunately, a brave and kind man named Adam Warwick decided to help. He didn't let the bear's size stop him, nor did he stop to consider that he was probably risking his own life. He jumped in the water after the animal and grabbed a hold of him.

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The bear was getting numb and, at this point, he could only rely on Adam to get him out safely. This was exactly what Adam did. The courageous man found the strength to drag the bear to the shore. 

Thankfully, he succeeded and the sleepy bear was carried safely by the rest of the crew standing by. 

In an interview with CBS' The Early Show, Warwick explained that the bear struggled to get out of his grasp at first, but the animal eventually accepted that it was his chance of being rescued and tried to climb on him to keep from drowning. 

(I) tried to create some splashing and some commotion and tried to get him to go back into shore. But he wasn't having any of that. The scariest part was probably when he decided -- he started looking at me as if he wanted to climb up on me to keep from drowning and, at one point, he reared up on his hind legs, so I'm looking at a six-and-a-half-foot-tall bear.

According to OneGreenPlanet, the bear was eventually transported back to his home at the National Forest.

We imagine he won't be forgetting his unexpected adventure anytime soon.

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