Bear Bryant was a longtime friend of President Donald Trump.
And he may have been the one who tipped off authorities to his death in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
The grizzly bear, known as the “Big Bear,” was in a bad place, according to a report from the U.S. Forest Service.
The agency said it found the bear on March 9, 2017, in a canyon with a thick, gray canopy, possibly from years of heavy snowfall.
He was on a short rope that would have snapped when he fell, and his body appeared to have been “melt down” from being trapped under a layer of snow.
The cause of death was determined to be drowning, according the Forest Service, which said the animal had suffered from hypothermia and was suffering from hypovolemia.
He also had “breathing difficulties” that were likely caused by being in a hot, cold environment for hours, according a report.
Bryant died in his tent at the park, which is home to more than 1 million visitors a year.
He was the president’s son-in-law and the president and first lady’s favorite dog.
He became one of the most powerful people in America by befriending President Trump.
The elder Bryant died in September at age 95.
He has been in a nursing home since his death, and the Forest, in an official statement, said he has “lived a life of dignity and dignity of character.”