A group of guides in Tennessee used their raft to rescue a baby black bear on Thursday after the little cub became stranded on the side of a river.
Guides with the USA Raft Company had spotted the five-month-old bear several days earlier struggling by the bank of the Nolichucky River in the Appalachians in eastern Tennessee.
"We had seen this bear over the last four days, and there was no sight of a mama bear," company owner Matt Moses told the Knoxville News Sentinel.
"She was obviously malnourished and appeared to be in distress. My guides kept coming back to me and saying they had no idea what to do. We didn't want to see this bear die on the side of the river."