Video captures dramatic bear cub rescue in Cecil Lake

Two orphaned bear cubs were rescued from the top of a tree in Cecil Lake last week.

Local photographer Darcy Shawchek captured the rescue on video May 15 after the two cubs were left orphaned after a motor vehicle accident.

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Renata Debolt helped organized the rescue after three days trying to capture the cubs with traps. The rescue effort was led by Stephen Bot, who scaled to the top of a swaying tree to bring the cubs safely to the ground.

The cubs will be cared for at the Northern Lights Wildlife Society for a year until being set free.

Watch a video of the rescue below.

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