December 13, 2017

Hiker Saved from Bear in Yellowstone National Park

Hiker Saved from Bear in Yellowstone National Park

While vacationing with his family in Yellowstone National Park, David Beecham, age 37, was kayaking when he noticed a hiker walking toward the river. Hiker Erin Prophet was unaware that a bear was following her. Beecham caught Erin’s attention and warned her and the woman waded into the water. The bear did not stop the advance. Making a life or death decision, Beecham paddled his kayak toward Erin and pulled her to safety with the bear only 20 or 30 feet away. This daring rescue was captured on film due to the fact that the news media was onhand covering a Grizzly Bear attack a few days prior which led to a hiker’s death. Park Ranger Kerry Gunther told reporters that the bear following Prophet was a black Bear, and not a Grizzly.

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