Mountain lion attack reported near Humpback Rock

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- A mountain lion attack was reported near Humpback Rock Friday afternoon. This is according to Augusta County ECC.

View from Humpback Rock in the fall of 2014

The 911 operator told WHSV the Blue Ridge Parkway Police called in the request for help from the picnic area of Humpback Rock. We're still waiting to hear back from that police department about what happened.

A man was reportedly attacked by a mountain lion along the Appalachian Trail about 30 minutes from Humpback Rock. The man involved in the attack is being treated and is in stable condition.

It's unclear what exactly attacked him at this point.

According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, "since 1970, 121 sightings have been identified as possible mountain lions, but have not been officially confirmed. Most sightings occur in Shenandoah National Park and in Bedford, Amherst and Nelson County region."