COVINGTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A fully grown American black bear named Maddie was rescued from a farm in Miami County Tuesday.
Maddie's owner, Kim Bishop Wymer, said she's had Maddie for six years, after taking her from a friend, and can non longer care for her.
She made contact with Bobbi Brink, founder and director of Lions Tigers & Bears, a California based rescue group, to help.
Maddie was living in a 20-foot tall by 20-foot wide corncrib, and was lured out with a little bit of Mountain Dew for her trip back to California and a new life.
Brink said Maddie was the ninth bear she's rescued this week during her trip to Ohio.
Dive teams and water rescue specialists were called out across the Miami Valley as vehicles ended up in the water.
Heavy rains caused concern for people living near the Great Miami River in Shelby and Miami Counties Saturday.
Emergency officials there were busy preparing for flooding all day.
Kettering Police are still searching for an 87-year-old woman after her car was discovered submerged in a pond along Hempsted Station drive just before 10 p.m. Saturday.
"It's the holiday season, you want to be out like this. You can drive in the rain. You can't drive in the snow," says Michael Sarka.
An Arcanum-Butler student is in fair condition after she is hit by a car on the way to school.