Yakut University student and lecturer were awarded 100 thousand rubles for saving a young man from a bear
A student and lecturer saved their groupmate from the death in bear claws
Evgeny Zakharov, second-year student at the Institute of Natural Sciences, and Nikolai Everstov, Ph.D. in Biology, associate professor of the Ecology and Geography Department of INS at North-Eastern Federal University, received 100 000 rubles. In the summer of 2019, they saved a university student from a bear attacking him, Yakutia 24 TV channel reports.
The bear attacked INS student Nikolai Maximov during the Russian-German expedition in the Magadan Region on July 1, 2019, at about 05:00 Yakut time. The beast pulled him out of the tent and tried to drag him into the forest.
During the predator’s attack, Maximov and his groupmate Nikolai Everstov were in the tent together, the latter did not lose his consciousness and tried to drag his comrade back from the bear.
The Institute lecturer Evgeny Zakharov, who had promptly ran up to cries for help, killed a predator with a firearm and saved the student from death.
Earlier, we reported that a special award was established in memory of university students Alexei Nikiforov and Trifon Antonov, who died in the summer of 2015 while rescuing the drowning people. The badge and prize are awarded to students, undergraduates, graduate students and university staff for heroism.