August 26, 2009

Bear trapped in skate park overnight

Authorities in Colorado say a bear that was unable to climb out of a skateboard bowl was given a ladder to speed its escape.

Officials with the Snowmass Parks and Recreation Department said the bear appeared to have been stuck in the village's new skateboard park overnight when it was discovered Tuesday morning, KUSA-TV, Denver, reported Wednesday.

The officials said they lowered a long ladder into the skateboard bowl and the bear eventually used it to climb to freedom.