Fatal Mountain Lion Attack Leaves One Dead and Another Injured in El Dorado County

A tragic incident unfolded in Northern California as a mountain lion claimed the life of one man and left another injured during a shed antler hunting expedition, authorities revealed on Saturday.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a distress call from an 18-year-old male on Saturday afternoon, reporting a mountain lion attack on himself and his 21-year-old brother in a secluded area of the county, as detailed in an official news release.

Upon arrival at approximately 1:30 p.m., deputies found the younger brother suffering from severe facial injuries. Shortly after, they spotted a mountain lion lurking near the older brother, who was lying on the ground in a crouched position, as outlined in the statement.

In an effort to protect the victims, the deputies discharged their firearms to scare off the mountain lion, but unfortunately, the older brother succumbed to his injuries.

Authorities from California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife are currently conducting an extensive search for the mountain lion. Despite attempts to reach out for additional information, the department has yet to respond to inquiries via email or phone.

Nestled approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Sacramento, Georgetown, a quaint and historically significant town, became the setting for this tragic encounter.

While mountain lion attacks on humans have occurred in the past, the most recent fatal incident was recorded back in 2004 in Orange County, according to an authenticated list maintained by the state’s fish and wildlife department.

This developing story warrants close monitoring for any forthcoming updates on the situation.

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