Kurnool, Mar 22: A bear attacked a forest watcher when he tried to rescue the animal from the Velugodu reservoir in this district on Thursday.
Forest officials said that they have received information that a bear was struck in the Velugodu reservoir and struggling to reach the bank. A forest team rushed there to rescue the bear.
The forest officials trapped it in the net to bring it out to the bank from the reservoir. Suddenly it escaped from the net and attacked forest watcher Vijay Kumar in the water itself.
However, he escaped from the clutches of the bear. In the melee, he suffered bleeding injuries in the bear attack and was shifted to the government hospital in Kurnool.
The bear after coming out of water chased some people who came to rescue the animal. However, they have escaped.UNI