This is the story of a 375-pound black bear that seems to have wandered too far from home in Aligator Point, Florida.
He was spotted walking through a resident’s trash when wildlife authorities were called.
They had planned to capture the bear and bring it home safely in the forest, but not all went to plan… Once the bear’s location was located, they attempted to sed it with a drug dart so he could be safely transported home.
The bear’s shot was successful, but unfortunately, it slipped and plunged into the water.
The problem is that now he’s become drowsy as the sedatives start to work.
Then he couldn’t even swim and started drowning. Fortunately, Adam Warwick, a Wildlife Commission biologist, was there to lend a hand.
Without hesitation, he jumped into the water, grabbed the 375lb bear, and began towing him to shore.
The bear was almost completely sedated at this point.
Warwick kept his composure and quickly began pulling the bear to shore.
He managed to stay afloat while also keeping the bear head above the water.
But he didn’t give up, he kept pushing and swimming to land.
He saved the bear’s life.
Now the team faced a new challenge, how to get the 375-pound bear out of the water.
They called a follower to do the job of moving the sedated bear.
Back at the bears’ home, he looks happy and back to normal, and few know that he has been saved from the brink of de.a.th!
What a hero, well done Adam!