Kamloops Mounties say a dog attack at a home in Brocklehurst on Monday claimed the life a man who was visiting.
The B.C. Coroners Service and the Kamloops RCMP were investigating the gruesome scene inside a house in the 900-block of Singh Street in Brocklehurst into the afternoon.
Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said police were called to the home at 11:45 a.m.
“People in the house state that a pit bull owned by a resident attacked a man who was visiting,” Shelkie said. Subsequently, the man died of his injuries.”
The dog was later euthanized by BC Conservation officers.
Kristi Solly, who was at the scene just before 2:30 p.m., told KTW she spoke to the distraught pet owner, who informed her the man visiting appeared to have suffered a seizure, during which time the dog attacked.
“I asked him if everything was all right. He’s absolutely devastated, just beside himself. He lost his friend and his dog,” said Solly, who was visiting her aunt a few doors down from the house in which the attack occurred.
Police had the 900-block of Singh Street cordoned off until about 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
Multiple police, bylaws and conservation officers and members of the coroners service could be seen coming and going from the home.
“Two local paramedic units were dispatched to the scene earlier in the day,” B.C. Emergency Health Services spokeswoman Shannon Miller said.
“No patients were transported to hospital,”
The BC Coroners Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death. Police say his name will not be released due to privacy regulations under the Coroners Act.
The last time a dog attacked and killed a person in Kamloops was on Jan. 30, 2016, when Kathleen Green was feeding a mixed breed canine that was chained to a mobile on the Tk'emlups te Secwépemc reserve.