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Angler got more than he could bear. Nordre Buskerud police were called to help a man fishing on Monday night after he browned a bear off. “He phoned from the roof of a mountain cabin, telling us he had been standing fishing when he heard it break a few branches behind him. Upon turning around, he saw a brown bearcoming towards him,” operations leader Erik Bergan told Aftenposten. VG reports the 40-year-old from Notodden in Telemark was fishing in Uvdal in Buskerud country when the incident happened.

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Angler got more than he could bear

Published on Wednesday, 20th July, 2011 at 13:21 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last Updated on 21st July 2011 at 11:02.

Nordre Buskerud police were called to help a man fishing on Monday night after he browned a bear off.

Brown bear
Brown bear
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“He phoned from the roof of a mountain cabin, telling us he had been standing fishing when he heard it break a few branches behind him. Upon turning around, he saw a brown bearcoming towards him,” operations leader Erik Bergan told Aftenposten.

VG reports the 40-year-old from Notodden in Telemark was fishing in Uvdal in Buskerud country when the incident happened.

“He dropped the fishing rod and ran at full speed to a nearby cabin. However, the bear would not leave and stood below, waiting,” officer Bergan said.

Efforts by local police to scare the bear away using sirens and waning shots failed and it was not until Sea King helicopter crew called in to assist saved the man by winching him up. He was flown home unharmed.

“We decided to send the helicopter because rescue crews had no particular desire to go into the dark forest as the bear was acting aggressively,” said Ben Vikøren of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre for southern Norway.

“It's incredibly rare that bears follow people, even in parts of the country where they are many. It must have been because the fisherman had refused to hand over some trout he had caught,” officer Bergan said to NRK.



Published on Wednesday, 20th July, 2011 at 13:21 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last updated on 21st July 2011 at 11:02.

This post has the following tags: bearchasesangler, nordrebuskerud, seakinghelicopterrescue.





  
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