Boy Scouts Help Save Troop Leader From Bear Attack

The attack left Scout leader Christopher Petronino, 50, with bites and scratches to his scalp and legs.
1:24 | 12/21/15

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Test Text1 plain It's 7:48. We're back with boy scouts who really earned their badges over the weekend, helping save their leader from a bear attack. Using their survival skills to rescue him and signal for help. Reporter: This morning, what should have been a simple adventure turned into a terrifying lesson in survival. We have a gentleman in the cave with a bear. He has been injured by bear. Reporter: Firms say 50-year-old troop leader Christopher petronino was exploring a cave Sunday afternoon when he was attacked inside by a black bear. All units out there, be advised. We have the victim, the victim now yelling out. The bear was inside the cave. Its den, its home. Reporter: The boys were outside the cave hearing their scout leader screaming. Jumping into action. Calling 911, trying to lure the bear out of the cave. He's blading from his neck, his arm, his head. Reporter: The boys Sten starting a fire. The rescue helicopter finding the group by tracking the smoke from the air. Taking the leader to the hospital for treatment. I'm sure it's the training received as skounts that they were able to implement to save the life of their own scout master. I can't praise them enough. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Gloria Riviera, ABC news, New York.

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