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Friends, family help Somerset teen bag a bear

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Brad Marcello, 15, went on bear hunt and did indeed catch a big one.

With the help of friends and family, the Somerset teen shot a 247 pound bear on a Sept. 16-18 hunting trip near Dairyland.

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What's even more remarkable: he did it without sitting in his wheelchair.

Marcello has ostogenesis imperfecta, a generic disorder that causes brittle bones. He spends most of his time in a motorized wheelchair, but the summer tornados up north made the woods even more rugged.

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