5 Feb 2018, Middelburg, Mpumalanga: A 76-year-old woman was killed this morning when she was attacked by a large dog in a residence on Frank Bath Road in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.
ER24 Paramedics responded to the scene shortly after 09h00 after receiving reports of the attack. Upon arrival, paramedics found an elderly woman lying inside the home.
Paramedics assessed the woman and found that she had sustained numerous bite wound which left her in a critical condition.
Treatment and advanced life support interventions were immediately initiated in an effort to stabilise her vital signs. Whilst treatment was underway, paramedics found that the patients vital signs rapidly diminished.
CPR and further advanced life support interventions were initiated to revive the patient. Once stable, the patient was transported to Middelburg Provincial hospital for urgent treatment.
Unfortunately, after some time in the hospital, the woman succumbed to her injuries. The incident was reported to the local authorities.