08/03/12 - 11:48am
Kenai River guide Dustin Klepacki, 22, did not expect to perform a rescue mission when he, his father and their friend floated the upper river last weekend.
They just wanted to avoid all the combat fishing — just float rapids and fish trout down river, he said.
But after a section of rapids, their sunny scene changed — a brown bear cub was drowning in a whirlpool.
“So we’re getting closer and closer and this thing starts screaming,” said Mike Polocz, Klepacki’s father and Alaska H2O Pros owner. “And we’re like, ‘What do we do here? What do we do here?’”