Mountain Lion Attacks, Drags 6-Year-Old Into the Bushes

Boy's quick-thinking and brave family helped scare the dangerous cat away.
2:01 | 09/08/14

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Transcript for Mountain Lion Attacks, Drags 6-Year-Old Into the Bushes
Hopefully, the video will help them. Now the to the terrifying attack in the bay area. A mountain lion dragging a 6-year-old boy into the bushes before the quick thinkening of his family scared the cat away. Good morning, Ryan. Reporter: A mountain lion attacking a small boy the way it would a group of deer, targeting the easiest prey. A 6-year-old boy, snatched from the jaws of death as he hiked with parents and family friends at this open space preserve. A mountain lion I merged out of the bush. His quick-thinking father fanldly friend came to his rescue. As tense rings stunned onlookers watched in fear. Both of the fathers of the two families lunged at the lion, shouting aggressively as the attack was occurring. And managed to scare the lion off. The man came down out of the trail carrying his son. It looked like he had a laceration on the back of his neck. He was bleeding heavily. Reporter: Jose Salazar knows what this man is going through. In 2008, his son was attacked. You had teeth Marx in my hair. Like to here. Reporter: Mountain lion sightings have been on the rise, in southern California, where they have been captured on surveillance video attacking family pets. Residents around cupertino are very concerned. That's really frightening. My husband has gone running on these trails with my sons. Reporter: As for the 6-year-old boy, he's in the hospital but expected to recover fully. It's rare for a mountain lion the attack with so many people in the vicinity. Authorities have organized a massive hunt to find the lion. If found, they're going to try to find out what led this animal to act in this way. Let's get the weather now.

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