Bear euthanized after falling from Colorado Springs Waterfall – CBS Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CBS4) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife said a 250-pound bear died after falling 15 feet from Seven Falls on Sunday.

According to CPW, the bear, a boar that was 3 or 4 years old, was crippled by the impact and had to be euthanized.

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According to CPW, the bear was unable to move its hind legs after falling 15 feet from the upper falls and then plunged 40 feet into the waterfall.

(Photo credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife / Twitter)

CPW officials called in Broadmoor Fire Fighters and the El Paso Search and Rescue team to retrieve the bear’s body. The crews took 120 steps to a lookout point, climbed steep and slippery canyon walls, and crossed the falls to reach the bear.

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(Photo credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife / Twitter)

The team developed a pulley system to pull the remains of the bear over the water and then over the railing of the stairs.

The team then lowered it to the ground 12 stories below.

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