After a few minutes, the kindest police officers rushed to their rescue, and the bears were pulled to safety. They were terrified, but their lives were going to be so much better.
“I guess sometimes mothers abandon their den when something catastrophic happens like a flood,” Jon Pillath, a coworker of the officers who arrived to help, told The Dodo. “Their den was flooded out, the mom flew the coop but supposedly she was still nearby. They were able to get the cubs from where they were and bring them into their squads to warm up.”