MIDLAND, ON-The Southern Georgian Bay OPP is investigating an attempted sexual assault with a weapon.

The OPP said that police responded to a call at Little Lake Park in Midland at around 7:20 p.m. on January 14th.

Officers spoke to the female victim who had been jogging westbound on an unlit walking path through a wooded section of the park. She was knocked to the ground by an unknown man with a sharp-edged weapon and after a short struggle, the woman was able to escape from the attacker with only minor injuries. She was admitted to the hospital and released for the injuries she got from her attacker.

Scene investigators were assisted by members of the OPP Central Region K-9 unit, Emergency Response Team (ERT) who conducted a thorough search of the crime scene and the surrounding area, the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Crime Unit, and Forensic Identification Services (FIS) are also assisting with the investigation.

Currently, investigators have determined that the suspect is described as a white male, about 30-years-old and has a scab on back his right hand from his little finger to his thumb.

He is also described to be wearing a black puffy waist-length coat, a black and white mitten, non-denim pants and winter boots he was also reported to smell like urine, skunk, mold, and bad breath.

Despite this being a single isolated incident, OPP is reminding people to be aware of their personal safety at all times and when possible, try to avoid going into secluded and poorly lit areas alone.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect is to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.