On Sunday, June 11, 2023, a black bear was spotted swimming in the Gulf of Mexico near Silver Dunes condominium in Destin, Florida.
In video compilation from several beachgoers today, you can see the small bear swimming in the Gulf of Mexico before making its way up the beach safely. As the crowd began to form, the bear quickly made its way through a line of beach chairs heading for the dunes.
- At the time of this writing, there have been no reports of where the bear originated from or where it went after leaving the beach.
Footage captured by Jennifer Smith, Jan Graham, Steffani Saddler, and multiple beachgoers.