New Delhi (Sputnik): The freak incident was reported on Thursday at the Velugodu reservoir in the Kurnool district of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. According to media reports, forest officials received information that a bear was struck in the Velugodu reservoir and was struggling to reach the bank. A forest team rushed there to rescue the animal.
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The rescue team tried to help the bear who was slowly approaching the bank. During the process, the bear escaped from the net and attacked a forest guard, Vijay Kumar. The forest guard was lucky to survive the attack and has been hospitalised.
The bear was later captured and released into the nearby forest.