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Saugus Park Patrols Increased After Lifeguard Attack

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The lifeguard chair was empty Wednesday at the Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. (Photo by Karen Anderson)

The lifeguard chair was empty Wednesday at the Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. (Photo by Karen Anderson)

SAUGUS (CBS) – Police say they are trying to continue their interview with the 20-year-old lifeguard who reports that she was assaulted on a trail at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus Tuesday afternoon.

A jogger found her and she was taken to a hospital with head and neck injuries.

Police locked down the 640-acre park, but did not find the attacker.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports

Today they stepped up patrols around the reservation. They say there is no description of the suspect.

Around the reservation, the report is on everyone’s mind. Lifeguards were back at work, although the beach is closed because of high bacteria levels.

Tom Dangora of Saugus returned for his daily walk, hoping to find some progress had been made on the case. He says he saw the lifeguard crying and was very upset with a paramedic about a mile from the parking lot.

A Saugus man says his family was threatened at the reservation two weeks ago. He says a man on a bike threatened to kill them, and he reported it to police. Investigators say they are looking into this as well as all other reports of suspicious people at the Reservation, and at this point they say there are no connections.

Anyone with information about the assault is urged to call 978-538-6009 and leave a voice mail.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson contributed to this report.

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