Otter attack closes beach

MACHIAS, Wash. (KING) A river otter attacked an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Washington’s Pilchuck River Thursday morning.

“All of a sudden I just heard him scream for his life,” Tabitha Moser said. Her son was the boy who was attacked. “He was just bobbing up and down in the water and as he came up there was something all the way on top of his head.”

Her mother was attacked as well.

“It was biting her as I was dragging her out of the river,” Moser added.

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