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Woman Suffers Puncture Wounds in Waiheʻe Dog Attack

June 23, 2014, 7:04 AM HST
* Updated June 23, 9:54 PM
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Waihe'e Valley, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Waihe’e Valley, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

A female hiker was treated and released for puncture wounds after she reported being bitten by an aggressive pit bull dog on the Waiheʻe Ridge Trail above Camp Maluhia over the weekend, police said.

The incident was reported at around 9:09 a.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Rescue crews were sent to escort the group of hikers out of the area, and animal control personnel were sent to capture the loose dog.

Police say the owner of the pitbull is unknown.

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