Fishermen rescue bear cub from Alaska river
Father and son share the story
- Duration 3:28
- Date Aug 3, 2012
Father and son share the story
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Ask it's not something you see every day three guys out on a fishing trip when they encounter a family brown bears.
But the men quickly realized something was wrong.
Mom and one of her cubs got out of the water okayed.
But this one was left behind caught in a whirlpool and fighting for its -- at one point you can actually hear the little bear.
Choke and on the water is here she is struggling to stay afloat.
So what did these guys do -- well let them to -- Joining is now two of the three men in that -- -- compact he and his dad might -- us.
So you guys are in Adori boat basically floating down the can I river -- water in Alaska frigid water too we might add.
You come around the band and -- -- -- big old brown bear that's basically Alaska's version of the grizzly right.
So she's climbing out of the water what you startled -- I should just her and her other cup got out of the water when they noticed us coming around abandoned -- that other two.
Swim around in the water.
Okay and and good -- is caught in a whirlpool or something couldn't get to shore.
That's right it -- -- who's trying to swim toward shore and as it was time do that the current us kept pushing him back towards us.
And we ended up -- in the whirlpool with this.
-- how we get we got by got -- getting the soft water the -- We can -- -- -- -- as you know I've watched the tape you can kind of hear the confusion you guys don't quite know what to do rule.
You didn't want to bring to bear cub into the -- why not -- Well we've got our our fear was that would bring that the confidence -- won't have mom's gonna come off shore and the story's going to be.
A little different -- dot.
-- might be about you guys still picking the three fishermen out of the right.
-- fell off this -- -- didn't get it out of that fast water just for our viewers edification.
How big was mom would you guess.
Now she's definitely got the biggest one we've seen what she was she's a pretty big girl by 3400 pounds or someone -- -- that sounds about right.
With some serious clause that would -- you open if she thought that you were -- Personal life.
Her little -- there aren't so that the bear right you pull out the fishing net and gave the thing a little nudge.
We we pull out the net and then it was obvious that this thing with some of this draft that was trying to climb into the net trying to climb into the follow.
That really wanted us how fit.
We just we got lucky on a few -- of those circles -- able to finally up like the current with a side of the ball and pushed -- -- out of up.
-- -- against -- all right so the end of the story is the cub made it to shore and did mama thank you.
We didn't hear -- thing because -- when the -- baptists are.
He -- let out two more those little cries out that we believe was a thank you because it definitely.
Was happy that we help them out.
Well it's a great story might pull us -- -- -- he will put it on our website and let our viewers if they wanna check it out more can.
Can find out more about what happened great story thanks for saving that little better.