California mountain lion attacks brothers, killing one and injuring other

27-03-2024 11:33 AM

Ammon News - A mountain lion killed a 21-year-old man and badly wounded his younger brother before officials euthanized the animal on Saturday afternoon in a remote wooded area of northern California, according to authorities.

It was the state’s first fatal mountain lion attack on a person in about 20 years, statistics from California wildlife officials show.

The man, identified on Monday as Taylen Robert Claude Brooks, was killed in the Georgetown area of El Dorado county, the local sheriff’s office wrote in a news release. His brother, Wyatt Jay Charles Brooks, 18, is expected to recover after multiple surgeries. The brothers were reportedly hunting for shed antlers.

“We are all devastated by the tragic loss of Taylen yet thankful Wyatt is still with us and are well-aware the outcome could have been even worse,” their family said in a statement released on Monday. “These two young men being as close as any two brothers could be, lived a full energetic life enjoying the outdoors.”

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