RCMP investigate after dog owner leaves following mid-Island incident involving pooch, hiker

Victim reported minor injuries and was treated at the Oceanside Health Centre

The owner of a dog that reportedly bit a hiker on Notch Hill near Nanoose Bay last week simply left the area, leaving the victim with minor injuries.

A police file is currently closed, but could be re-opened if the dog owner is identified, said Cpl. Jesse Foreman of the Oceanside RCMP.

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Foreman said the officer who attended the scene couldn’t locate the owner or the dog after the event despite surveying all vehicles in the parking lot.

“The brown dog (Doberman-style) was reportedly owned by a slim, grey-haired male in his 40s who was accompanied by a blond female with two younger children,” said Foreman.

After the April 4 attack, the victim went to the Oceanside Health Centre, where their bite was cleaned and bandaged.


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