Tricia Hurt, her husband Brian, and their son Brady have been out fishing on Marsh-Miller Lake on Sunday once they got here throughout the distressed black bear.
“We knew that if we didn’t do something, we are pretty sure it would not have made it to shore,” Tricia Hurt instructed CNN. “It was really huffing and puffing, my husband said.”
The family got here up behind the bear, and Brian pulled on the tub however misplaced his grip — however he realized the bear’s ear was free. They looped the boat again round, and after a closing tug the bear was free and swam safely to shore.
Hurt stated the entire ordeal lasted about 5 minutes.
“We were so excited! We did our good deed for the day. We will never ever do this again, and it felt good to help the poor bear. You don’t like to see animals struggle,” Hurt stated.
When they bought again to the resort bar, phrase of their brave act had already unfold because of some campers watching on the shore.
The Hurts realized from individuals on the bar that the bear had been operating round with the tub on its head for 3 to 4 days.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had been contacted a number of occasions however had been unable to find it because of the agricultural, wooded panorama, Hurt stated.
“We weren’t going to put the video up,” Hurt stated. “But we wanted everyone to know that the bear was OK.”