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Family helps free jug from bear’s head on Bloomer-area lake

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Chippewa County (WQOW) - A relaxing night out on the water turned out to be anything but that for a family on a Chippewa County lake.

Brian Hurt, his wife Tricia and son Brady were out on Marshmiller Lake, northeast of Bloomer, when they saw the bear with the jug on its head.

Brady maneuvered the boat while Brian worked to get the jug off. Tricia recorded the entire thing on her phone.

After two tries, Brian was able to free the bear which then swam to safety.

The bear had been spotted in the rural Bloomer area with the jug on its head for a few days prior to the excitement out on Marshmiller.

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