Coyote attack injures girl on Huntington Beach

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FILE – This aerial photo shows the pier and shoreline in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Oct. 11, 2021. A coyote attacked and injured a girl on Southern California’s famed Huntington Beach. A police spokesperson says the attack occurred Thursday, April 28, 2022, at night on the beach on the north side of Huntington Beach Pier. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

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A coyote attacked and injured a girl on Southern California’s famed Huntington Beach, police said.

Police were called to the beach on the north side of Huntington Beach Pier around 9:45 p.m. Thursday, police spokesperson Jennifer Carey said in a statement.

“Upon arrival, officers located an injured female child. The child was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries,” she said.

No other information about the girl will be released because she is a juvenile, she said.

Carey said police were working with the California wildlife authorities to track and euthanize the coyote.

Carey said police have been conducting increased trapping efforts throughout the city for the past several weeks and asked residents to report coyote sightings.

Huntington Beach, on the Orange County coast, has one of California’s classic surf breaks.

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