Kayaker Attacked by Dogs in the Eel River on Sunday
The three boaters were
south north of Hidden Springs Campground and north south of Myers Flat when they saw two dogs running along the beach. According to our source who wished to remain anonymous, “They didn’t bark. They didn’t growl. They were excitedly pacing back and forth.” After a short time, the dogs lunged into the water. Both dogs swam up to the woman kayaker and one of them bit her on the arm, puncturing her jacket and her flesh.
The kayaker fought them off with her paddle and fled in her kayak. The dogs continued to swim purposefully after the kayakers until they were left behind.
Eventually, the woman was taken to the emergency room at Garberville Hospital. “She did have some pretty significant punctures,” explained our source. “What if it had been a child there? …Those dogs could have torn somebody apart.”
The dogs are described as medium-sized, grayish/brownish pit bulls that were wearing collars. If you have any information about this situation, please contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251