El­derly man mauled by dog

Post - - Front Page - CHAR­LENE SOMDUTH

AN EL­DERLY man is fight­ing for his life in hospi­tal af­ter he was se­verely mauled by a dog in Belverdere, oThon­gathi (Ton­gaat) on Mon­day morn­ing.

Net­care911 spokesper­son Chris Botha said the man had been vis­it­ing a friend who ownrd the dog.

“Paramedics ar­rived at the scene and found the el­derly man to have sus­tained life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

The dog had dragged the man to the ground by the arm and then con­tin­ued to rip the flesh off the man’s face be­fore de­vour­ing it,”said Botha.

“The para­medic and his team worked tire­lessly at the scene to sta­bilise the man.”

Af­ter he was placed on a ven­ti­la­tor, they trans­ported him to a spe­cialised hospi­tal in Dur­ban.

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