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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Waterloo Police are still looking for the man who allegedly attacked a woman in George Wyth State Park.

The woman is expected to be ok, but is being treated at Allen Hospital.

Extra police patrol now rolls through the park in light of the incident.

Park Manager Lori Eberhard and Sergeant Melissa Ludwig with the Waterloo Police Department is angry.

"She was just out enjoying herself and this horrible person took it upon himself to commit this horrible act," she said.

"It sinks like a pit in your stomach," said Sgt. Melissa Ludwig with the Waterloo Police Department.

How do you describe someone who does something like this?

"Someone who doesn't have a conscious," said Ludwig.

"Someone that doesn't care about any other human being," said Eberhard.

So now the question remains -- is the park safe? 

Lori Eberhard says yes, and so does the park's record.

But this incident comes as an unfortunate reminder everyone needs to be aware of their surroundings, and know if you're being attacked, fight back.

"You're fighting for your life, do what you can, grab the privates, scratch the eyeballs,rip off their nose, do whatever you can," said Ludwig.

Be aware of your surroundings, keep your phone close, make sure people know where you are, and if you can, try to bring a buddy, because you just never know.

"This person just decided yesterday was the day, and she just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Eberhard.

Previous coverage: http://www.kwwl.com/story/29652895/2015/07/28/developing-police-lock-down-search-george-wyth-state-park#at_pco=cfd-1.0

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