Man Saves A 375 Pound Black Bear From Drowning. When a huge black bear wandered into a residential area in Alligator Point, Florida, wildlife officers knew they had to trap and remove him from the neighborhood. But when they tried to sedate the bear, things started to go horribly wrong. The safest way to remove the bear from the residential area was by tranquilizing and relocating him. That’s when Adam Warwick, a biologist with the Wildlife Commission, knew he had to act. “It was a spur of the moment decision. I had a lot of adrenaline pumping when I saw the bear in the water.” He forgot that the 7 foot beast could tear him apart with his claws. The bear tried lunging at Adam to climb on top of him and stay afloat, but he was losing the ability to move his legs.