A 400 pound black bear wandered into a residential neighborhood in Florida. Wildlife officers had to sedate the bear to safely relocate him, and that’s when things began to go horribly wrong.
The tranquilizer dart sent the bear into a panic and he ran towards the ocean, evading officers.
As he swam further and further out into the Gulf, he became drowsy and started to drown.
But Adam Warwick, a biologist with the Wildlife Commission, wasn’t about to let that happen.
Adam went in after the bear to stop him from going under…
“It was a spur of the moment decision. I had a lot of adrenaline pumping when I saw the bear in the water.”
He knew the risk considering the bear was scared and could have easily became aggressive to defend itself.
But the bear seemed to know it was in good hands.
Adam’s determination finally got the bear back into shallow water.
And suffered only a scratch from the brave rescue.
Once they reached the shore, other team members came to help.
The team was able to use a tractor bucket to transport the poor guy back to his home in Osceola National Forest.
Adam rode with him back home…
Where he is safe and happy again.