Family Coping With Two Brothers As Fatal Mountain Lion Attack Victims; One Survivor

The tragic mountain lion attack in El Dorado County that resulted in the death of one brother and a serious injury to his sibling. In addition to the above video from KCRA TV in Sacramento, the station also fielded a report on the family’s grief:

Taylen Robert Claude Brooks, 21, died after a mountain lion attacked him near the Georgetown area, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said. His brother, 18-year-old Wyatt Brooks, is still recovering and has gone through multiple surgeries since then. Both are from Mt. Akum.

“We are all devastated by the tragic loss of Taylen yet thankful Wyatt is still with us and are well-aware the outcome could have been even worse,” a statement from family provided by the sheriff’s office read.

Family described Taylen as an avid outdoor lover, who enjoyed fishing and playing guitar. Wyatt has been in the Mt. Adams Fire Academy since last September and aspires to work for Cal Fire.