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RCMP looking for owner of dog that bit Kelowna boy's face

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June 12, 2019 - 3:56 PM

KELOWNA - A woman rushed over to apologize after her dog bit a child in the face on Gyro Beach in Kelowna yesterday, then walked away.

The young boy was bleeding and taken to hospital for treatment after police were called at about 9:21 a.m. yesterday, June 11, according to an RCMP media release.

“Police were told that the youth had been sitting on the beach with an adult, when a large black Labrador retriever, possibly a mix breed, walked down onto the beach and dropped a stick at the boy's feet,” Kelowna RCMP media liaison Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says the release. “The unleashed dog reportedly lunged at the boy's face, after he picked up the stick and tossed it into the water.”

The woman, who appeared to be the owner of the dog, was described as Caucasian with blonde hair and wearing a blue shirt.

Police searched the area but were not able to find her.

RCMP are asking the woman or any witnesses to call them at 250-762-3300.

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