POSTED: Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 10:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A Utah family celebrating Father's Day with a camping trip to Wyoming survived an encounter with a bear thanks to the quick thinking of their 11-year-old son.
It was supposed to be a family fun day of camping but it quickly turned into a nightmare for the Kelly family.
The family made a Father's Day breakfast and thought they'd cleaned up properly, but a little bit of bacon grease left on the grill attracted the bear to the campground.
"Two staffers came running, yelling that there was a bear," said Kamila Kelly.
Baden Kelly, 11, saw what was happening and started yelling and waving and got the bear to stop long enough for the family to get into a cabin.
His little sister, Moriah, didn't move.
"I said, 'Run, Moriah,' and she didn't run, so I got to her and I started running with her, and that's when the bear started running after us," Baden said. "By the time it got to about 10 feet behind us, my brother came running really fast out of his cabin and shouted very loudly."
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