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Grover Beach dog attack victim dies

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KSBY has learned 64-year-old David Fear has passed away following Tuesday's dog attack in Grover Beach.

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center representative, Ron Yukelson confirms Fear died at 10:57 Friday night. 

The other victim in Tuesday's attack, 85-year-old Betty Long is planned to be discharged from the hospital Saturday.

Tuesday afternoon, Fear and Long suffered severe dog bite wounds outside their homes on Nacimiento Avenue.

David's brother, Steve says Betty Long told him a dog attacked David and then turned on her. David helped save her life.

San Luis Obispo County Animal Services says its officers found two dogs at the scene of the attack, both belonging to a Grover Beach police officer. The dogs have not been K9 officers with the City of Grover Beach, nor were they certified by the City or involved with the City in any way, Animal Services added.

They have identified a two-and-a-half-year-old Belgian Malinois as the primary aggressive dog. That dog has since been euthanized.

The other dog, a German Shepherd, was reportedly secured by the owner, as Animal Services observed that it did not appear aggressive. However, investigators are looking into its involvement in the incident.

SLO County Animal Services tells KSBY it has not released the name of the owner because criminal charges have not been filed. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The City of Grover Beach issued a press release Saturday afternoon expressing its "heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. David Fear." The city said its prayers are also with Betty Long and her family during her recovery.

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