Family rescues bear with plastic tub stuck on its head

The impromptu rescue team were out in their boat when they spotted the young bear in distress. Credit: WEAU 13 News/Facebook

A family out on their boat in Wisconsin in the US rescued a young bear with a plastic tub stuck on his head.

Brian, Tricia, and Brady Hurt were out on Marshmiller Lake fishing when they spotted the animal swimming around with the rubbish on his head.

In the video, the group make two approaches to "the baby bear" before successfully getting close enough to free it.

Filming the exchange, Tricia Hurt says: "I just don't want him crawling in here either once we get it off!"

The bear was quick to swim off once freed from the tub. Credit: WEAU 13 News/Facebook

But free of the tub, the little bear was quick to swim off with a nod back to his rescuers.