Boy Scout Leader Dragged Into Cave and Mauled by Black Bear

Christopher Petronino, 50, took his son and two other scouts deep into the woods in New Jersey to show them a cave when he confronted the bear.
1:20 | 12/22/15

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Bear attack a boy scout leader in New Jersey dragged into a cave mauled by a black bear saved by three of the scouts. Using the very skills he taught them here's ABC's Lindsay Janice. Fifty year old scout leader Christopher Petro me note taking his son and two other scouts deep into these woods to see an underground paint he explored in his views. When suddenly. A black bear quickly grabbed his foot. And police furtherance of can we haven't got all. There are he had been injured by the the boys the youngest just twelve calling 911. Bleeding. The scout leaders only whet the end. Folk rock hammer. Please struck the bear several times after that he pulled the sweatshirt over said. And tried to change your rate still. The young scouts using snacks from their height to try and blur the bear out a barking dog finally scaring it off. Authorities tracing their cell phone signal finally locating the group an hour and twenty minutes later medevac to Mets scout leader to safety. He's now recovering in the hospital. David the police chief telling me that scout leader asked those boys if they wanted to go inside the cave whip him. They were scared and didn't go a decision that may have paid their lives. David Lindsay thank you.

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