Woman, 40, badly mauled by pit bull at home in SF Bay Area

Mar 2, 2015 2:18 PM by News Staff

PINOLE, Calif. (AP) - A 40-year-old woman in the San Francisco Bay Area was severely mauled by her family pit bull.

Pinole Battalion Chief Steve Akre tells KNTV in San Jose that emergency crews found the woman Sunday morning with serious wounds to her arm, face and legs, and she had to be taken to a hospital by helicopter.

Akre says paramedics had to perform advanced life support treatment to stabilize the woman in the helicopter, and she's now being treated at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. Her name has not been released.

The pit bull, a male of unknown age, was taken into custody by Contra Costa County Animal Services and euthanized.

Lt. Joe DeCosta said Monday that the dog had also been stabbed and struck, possibly by someone trying to save the woman.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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