Colleton County Fire-Rescue


13/November/2021 - Animal Attack - "A" Shift

Incident # 21-08150 - A 71 year old Walterboro resident was critically injured after she was attacked by a pit bull in the 300 block of Rivers Street Saturday afternoon 13-November at 12:28. The woman was found conscious in the backyard of the home with multiple injuries. One arm was almost amputated. Law Enforcement secured the scene and a Sheriff's Office Captain was controlling bleeding when Fire-Rescue arrived. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating the woman in the yard and placed the CARE Flight helicopter on standby. She was transported emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 19 with additional Firefighter-Paramedics onboard  assisting with her care. Medic 19 transported her to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center. She stopped breathing shortly after arriving at the helipad, but Fire-Rescue Crews and the Flight Crew were able to restore her respirations before she was placed in the helicopter. CARE Flight flew her to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. The Walterboro Police Dept is investigating the incident. 

Medic 19, Car 105 and Car 112 responded. Chief McRoy served as Incident Commander.