- A school employee in his forties sustained severe dog bites while shielding a child from a pit bull attack
- Paramedics responded to the horrifying incident and treated both the injured school employee and the child involved
- The authorities dealt with the aggressive dog and launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attack
DURBAN - In a courageous act of heroism, a school employee in Durban suffered serious injuries while shielding a young child from a pit bull attack on Tuesday.
Paramedics respond to pit bull attack
Garrith Jamieson, spokesperson for ALS Paramedics, reported that paramedics arrived at the scene to find the police had cordoned off the area around 7am.
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The injured man, believed to be in his forties, had been attacked by a pit bull, and sustained bites to his body.
Paramedics treat child and employee
Paramedics attended to the injured school employee and also treated and transported the young child affected by the traumatic incident.
The attack happened when a woman and the child were walking towards the school. The aggressive pit bull rushed out from a nearby house towards the child.
Jamieson said the police "dealt" with the aggressive dog and have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attack.
SA discuss the pit bull attack
South Africans on social media praised the courageous act of the school employee.
See some of the comments below:
Pebetsi Chiloane mentioned:
"May God bless that man richly for saving the young life. That dog would have killed. May he get well soon. "
Christie Mamitwa commented:
"The school employee protected the child from this wild animal. May our almighty God bless this person."
Bra Duks stated:
"Well by law, the owner of the pitbull must account for damages."
Sbusiso Mpontshane asked:
"Why exactly are we still having pit bulls?"
Papao Rabotapi suggested:
"We need to send these dogs to Kruger national park, that's where they belong."
Pit bull attacks rock West Coast community
In another article, Briefly News reported thPebetsi Chiloane at the community of Lutzville in the West Coast District Municipality is grappling with the aftermath of two vicious pit bull attacks. It led to a man's tragic death and another person sustaining serious injuries.
The first attack happened when a man walked past a property where a gate had been left open. Tragically, the nightmare continued less than an hour later when another person fell victim to the same pack of aggressive pit bulls and died.
Source: Briefly News