SAN MATEO COUNTY – A boy was hospitalized with puncture wounds following a mountain lion attack Tuesday night in unincorporated San Mateo County, authorities said.

The attack was reported around 6:50 p.m. in the 1000 block of Tunitas Creek Road, said Sgt. Javier Acosta, a spokesperson for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

“He is expected to be fine,” Acosta said.

The boy was on a hike with a family member when the attack occurred, Acosta said.

Deputies searched the area for the mountain lion but did not find it. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has since taken over the investigation, Acosta said.

A Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson did not immediately return a message seeking additional information.

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