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Woman seriously hurt in cougar attack near Agassiz

Last Updated May 4, 2021 at 7:42 pm PDT

FILE photo. (Source: Twitter/@CityofPoMo)

Woman was attacked on her rural property in the Harrison Mills area

Victim was air-lifted to the hospital

AGASSIZ (NEWS 1130) – The BC Conservation Officer Service is searching for a cougar that attacked a woman on her property west of Agassiz.

It happened Tuesday morning in the Harrison Mills area and say a man was able to chase the big cat off the woman.

B.C. Emergency Health Services says in a statement it received a call just before 8:15 a.m. about the attack along a forest service road and deployed an air ambulance as well as three ground ambulances. It says the patient was transported in serious condition to a trauma hospital.

The woman is facing injures to her head, face and arm but is in stable condition.

The cougar hasn’t been caught yet and it’s not clear what will be done with the animal once it is caught.

The COS is asking the public to avoid the Weaver Creek Road area at this time.

This follows a string of cougar attacks on dogs in the Port Moody area back in March. In that case, a cougar was caught and later euthanized.