No one, particularly the authorities seemed too worried about the animal's safety.
Police seemed clueless. When I asked one officer what the plan was for rescuing the cub, he said in a patronizing tone -- "we've got it covered." Apparently not. The bear spent at least five hours up the tree and I assume it eventually came down when the sun went down. In fact, after speaking to the officer, the bear remained in the tree for at least another four hours.