Woman injured in apparent pitbull attack

_ (press release) _ Paramedics responded to an incident involving a dog mauling that occurred in the area of Montfort Street and Marier Avenue in Vanier. The Ottawa Paramedic Service Communications Centre received the call at 12:37 hrs today, Saturday July 23rd, 2016.

Paramedics found a 50 year-old female with significant and extensive critical wounds throughout her torso and extremities requiring advanced life support by Paramedics and their Special Operations Unit.

The complexity of the incident and its location required extrication and high angle rescue provided by Firefighters of the Ottawa Fire Service.

The female was transported to the Ottawa Trauma Center in critical condition. By early notification to the Trauma Center, a dedicated surgical trauma team was activated and waiting upon Paramedics arrival.

The dog, believed to be a pit bull, has been secured by Ottawa Police & Ottawa Bylaw Services.