The saying of “not all heroes wear capes” is by far an overused expression that completely fits in with this scenario however. We are glad that there are still people out there who would put their lives in danger to save the helpless, especially animals? This story is truly astounding as this man actually put his life to risk to save that of an animal’s. No, we don’t recommend you going ahead and trying this, but it definitely is a beautiful story.
Just when they thought all hope was gone, biologist Adam Warwick came out of nowhere, jumped in the water and started swimming toward the bear’s direction. He said he just wanted to get in front of the bear and prevent it from drowning. People couldn’t believe that he was putting his life at risk to save this bear as at this point the bear was still semi-conscious and if he wanted to, he could have torn Warwick to pieces in no time.
Warwick described the situation the following way:
“I got in front of him, tried to create some splashing and some commotion and tried to get him to go back to 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. Instead of lunging forward, he fell straight back and was submerged for a couple of seconds and, that’s kinda when I moved in.” When Adam got to the 375 pound bear he managed to grab a hold of him and drag him to the shore, at the same time ensuring that he is keeping the bear’s head above water. The bear has been taken to Osceola National Forest. Adam, thankfully, suffered only a minor cut on his foot and a single scratch from the encounter with the bear. Adam is by far the hero of the day.