Elderly man mauled by dog
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.