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Vicious dog attack

A pit bull was seized by authorities on the weekend after a vicious attack that sent a man to hospital.

“We had a report of a serious dog attack on a person at a residence on Dunwaters Road in the Fintry area,” said Bruce Smith, spokesperson for the Regional District of Central Okanagan. “The victim was taken to (Kelowna General Hospital) where he was treated and released.”

The attack occurred in the early evening of Thursday, June 2.

North Okanagan RCMP attended while a dog control official removed the pit bull from the property on the Muir Estates Saturday morning.

The animal was “seized with a warrant in the interests of public safety” and is being held at the dog pound pending an investigation which is ongoing, said Smith.

“It's the most severe dog attack that I've ever seen,” said a witness who did not want to be identified. “We were hoping he wasn't going to die.”

While Smith called the animal a "pit bull type dog," the witness identified it as a pit bull and said the owner was the victim of the attack.

The victim's shoulder and chest were torn up, but BC Ambulance personnel arrived on scene and were able to quickly stop the bleeding, said the witness.

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