File - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, following a fatal cougar attack. Recordings of emergency calls about a fatal cougar attack in Washington state Saturday detail how a dispatcher calmly struggled to figure out where it occurred and how worried the surviving victim was about his friend. Isaac Sederbaum was mountain biking with friend S.J. Brooks on logging roads in the Cascade Mountain foothills east of Seattle when they were attacked. The cougar bit Sederbaum on the head before killing Brooks. (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP, File)

Emergency call: 'I got attacked by a mountain lion'

May 23, 2018 - 1:06 pm
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SEATTLE (AP) — Emergency call recordings about a fatal cougar attack in Washington state Saturday detail how a dispatcher calmly struggled to figure out where it occurred and how worried the surviving victim was about his friend.

Isaac Sederbaum was mountain biking with friend S.J. Brooks on logging roads in the Cascade Mountain foothills east of Seattle when they were attacked.

The cougar bit Sederbaum on the head before killing Brooks.

Badly bloodied, Sederbaum got on his bike and rode to where he could get a cellphone signal. The first calls dropped.

But he eventually told dispatchers: "I got attacked by a mountain lion, my friend did too. I don't know where I am."

Sederbaum flagged down passing motorists who tried to describe the location.

He said he was worried about his friend.

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