Woman seriously hurt in cougar attack near Agassiz

Airlifted after cougar attack

UPDATE 5:35 p.m.

The victim of a cougar attack Tuesday in Agassiz, B.C. in hospital in stable condition with injuries to her face and arms.

“The woman was in her yard at her rural property in the Harrison Mills area, when she was attacked by a cougar this morning,” the BC Conservation Officer Service said. “A man helped chase the cougar off the woman, who was airlifted to hospital, where she remains.”

Officers are now searching for the offending cougar.

The COS Predator Attack Team has secured the site and are investigating the incident, “which includes examining evidence at the scene, utilizing any forensic evidence and implementing techniques to track and identify the cougar involved in the incident.”

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

ORIGINAL 1:35 p.m.

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is investigating a cougar attack west of Agassiz.

In a brief statement posted to social media, BCCOS said the attack happened in the Harrison Mills area. An adult woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after she was attacked at her remote property this morning.

RCMP and paramedics also responded. The victim’s condition is unknown.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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