Woman takes tame bear for dip in Russian river

A bizarre video has emerged from Russia showing a woman taking a tame bear for a dip in the river.

The clip, which was captured on Sunday on the banks of the Khoper River in Uryupinsk, shows the playful young creature strolling down the beach among members of the public before cooling off in the water.

The unidentified owner of the bear had the animal on a long leash the whole time, allowing it to interact with other swimmers and even take part in a brief splash fight.