Bear Rescued From Drowning

Renegade bear tranquilized in West Knoxville
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A Florida black bear is lucky to be back on dry land after a weekend swim in the Gulf of Mexico.

This 375 pound black bear can thank Florida Wildlife Commission biologist Adam Warwick for saving him from drowning.

It all happened on Saturday, when the bear was found roaming around a neighborhood near Tallahassee.

After being tranquilized the bear bolted into the gulf. That's when Warwick jumped in to save the animal.

Warwick had to swim about 25 yards into the gulf to save the bear.

He managed to get the bear to shore, and then a backhoe operator helped load the animal onto a truck. The bear was relocated to Osceola National Forest near Lake City, Florida.

The bear was then released back into the wild.