News: Page (1) of 1 - 02/06/12 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook

Boy, 6, injured in park in mountain lion attack

Boy, 6, injured in mountain lion attack Sunday, parts of Big Bend closed to search for animal By The Associated Press

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (AP) ' Officials at Big Bend National Park in West Texas are looking for a mountain lion that attacked and injured a 6-year-old boy as he walked with three other people.

Park spokesman David Elkowitz says the boy was treated for puncture wounds and scratches and released from a hospital in Alpine.

The lion remains on the loose.



Rangers began evacuating trails and campsites early Monday. Closed areas include the Chisos Basin, Window Trail, the Pinnacles, Boulder Meadow and Juniper Flats.

Elkowitz says the young boy was walking near the park's lodge with three other people Sunday evening when he was attacked by a "young lion in very poor condition." The boy's name wasn't released.

Elkowitz says the animal that attacked the boy will be killed if found.


Page: 1


Related Keywords:Big Bend-Mountain Lion Attack,Accidents,Accidents and disasters,General news

[ServletException in:/common/ads/links.jsp] The absolute uri: http://java.sun.com/jstl/core cannot be resolved in either web.xml or the jar files deployed with this application'

Our Privacy Policy --- @ Copyright, 2015 Digital Media Online, All Rights Reserved