BARNSTABLE (CBS) — A woman had to be transported by MedFlight after she was attacked by two dogs Sunday afternoon.
Barnstable Police said the dogs belonged to the son of the victim, 61-year-old Ramona Bouvier.
She had multiple wounds, including a serious injury to her leg, and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.
The attack happened at her Deacon Court home.
“She was found by her neighbor, who heard her yelling and luckily she called 911. Officer Pintonio arrived and he put a tourniquet on her leg. Barnstable Fire arrived a very short time later,” Barnstable Police Sergeant David Myett said.
Police say one of the dogs that attacked Bouvier was an American Bulldog, which was secured by animal control. From the house, Bouvier was rushed to a nearby field where a helicopter airlifted her to the hospital.
Fire Department paramedic Brian Tyson was also on the team that very possibly saved a life.
“Police were on there maybe a minute or two before us but their initial actions using tourniquets at the scene really did make a difference and stop the bleeding of the patient and probably was for a more favorable outcome,” Tyson said.
Police said she was in stable condition.