One Dead, Three Hurt in Memphis Pit Bull Attack - News - @ JEMS.com


One Dead, Three Hurt in Memphis Pit Bull Attack

A paramedic and a fire lieutenant also were bitten by the same dogs at the scene.


 
 

| Wednesday, July 21, 2010


MEMPHIS, Tenn. - An elderly Memphis man died Tuesday after two pit bull attacks that also injured three people, including two fire department workers.

Memphis Fire Department crews were called to the scene of the dog attack at about noon Tuesday in a neighborhood near Memphis' downtown.

A 71-year-old man was in cardiac arrest and suffering from severe bites after two pit bulls attacked him. Battalion Chief Keith Staples said the man died at a nearby hospital, though it was not immediately clear how he died.

Crews also found a 25-year-old woman with dog bites. Police said she was in critical condition. It was not clear if the man and woman were related, and their names were not available late Tuesday.

A paramedic and a fire lieutenant also were bitten by the same dogs at the scene. Fire Lt. Ray Pelletier was bitten on the lower leg, and paramedic Ken Hartfield was bitten on the abdomen and lower leg. They were taken to a hospital with non-critical injuries, Staples said.

It's not clear where the dogs came from. They have been captured.

Memphis law requires that dangerous or vicious animals be kept confined on a leash and muzzle, in an outdoor pen or kennel, or indoors.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, animals

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Press Conference, East Village Explosion and Collapse

Fire is contained to four buildings; 12 people have been injured.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Mayor Adds Ambulances to Peak Demand Period

10 additional ambulances will be on the streets from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Utah Commission Privatizes Ambulance Service

Mayors in Iron County loose management fight.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Ambulance Delay Raises Concerns over Response Times

Officers give up after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Patient Carry during Snowstorm

Firefighters, medics and officers lend a hand in Halifax.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Terror Attack in Tunisia

19 people killed outside of a museum.
More >