Mille Lacs Lake bear rescue captured on camera

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A black bear spotted swimming in Mille Lacs Lake, struggling to stay afloat, was brought to shore by anglers Monday, WCCO reports.

Fisherman aboard a Twin Pines launch trip found the bear disoriented and looking for direction about two miles from shore.

From a smaller boat, four young men tossed a life preserver ring into the water to help guide the bear, who followed the ring all the way to land at Pike Point and rested in a small tree.

The men captured the rescue on camera. Watch WCCO's video below:
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