El Dorado County Mountain Lion Attack Results In Fatality; Animal Was Euthanized

Mountain lion attacks have been commonplace throughout California in both rural or even not far from urban areas – but a recent incident sadly proved fatal for one of the victims. Here’s ABC Bay Area with details on this attack in the Sierra:

An 18-year-old man called authorities around 1:13 p.m. to report that he and his 21-year-old brother were attacked by a mountain lion while antler shed hunting in the Georgetown area, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The caller was separated from his brother during the attack and suffered “traumatic injuries” to his face, according to the release. Deputies and paramedics administered aid and took him to a hospital for further treatment.

After deputies searched for the missing brother, they found him on the ground next to the crouched mountain lion around 1:46 p.m., the release said.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers eventually caught up to the lion and euthanized it.