A Salem man has quite the story to tell after he rescued a bear cub he believes was close to death in the Cascade foothills.
Corey Hancock says he was out hiking in the Elkhorn area on the North Fork of the Santiam River in Marion County. He was out there after work on Monday taking pictures of the waterfalls.
“I hiked in a couple miles and shot some photos and the rain started coming in,” Hancock said. 
As he was headed back to his car he came across a black bear, lying lifeless along the side of the trail.
“It was cold, raining, just sitting there in the rain not moving, not breathing,” Hancock said.
For several minutes he watched the young cub to see if its mother would come for it or if it would …