December 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Updated: December 18, 2018 9:41 pm

2-year-old boy attacked by cougar at Cascade Falls Regional Park near Mission, B.C.

The boy suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital after being attacked by a cougar while walking in Cascade Falls Regional Park.

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Cascade Falls Regional Park is closed after a two-year-old boy was attacked by a cougar on Monday afternoon.

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service said the young boy was injured while an adult was taking some young children for a walk along the trail near Mission, B.C., around 4 p.m.

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The boy suffered minor injuries, including scratches to his back and a puncture wound to his arm.

Sgt. Todd Hunter with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service said the park will remain closed as conservation officers monitor the area and “come up with a long-term solution.”

“It’s likely it could have been moving through the area, there’s nothing holding it here,” Hunter said of the cougar.

“As far as we know, it’s an isolated incident.”

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