A U.S. postal worker who was mauled by a pack of dogs in Florida has passed away due to her wounds.
According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Pamela Rock delivered mail on Sunday when her car broke down in the Interlachen Lake Estates region.
A short while later, adjacent homeowners heard screams and found her on the ground defending herself against a pack of dogs.
Despite their best efforts, they were ultimately unable to save her.
When deputies got on the scene, Rock, 61, was in critical condition while the dogs had been restrained and returned home.
According to Wells, the pups had to be forcibly dragged and pulled off the mother by the locals.
First responders applied tourniquets before Rock was taken to a neighboring hospital and flown to a trauma facility in Gainesville, where she passed away from her wounds on Monday night.
The dogs were able to run free after they moved some pebbles bordering a fence that encircled their backyard, according to an early investigation.
The age and breed of the dogs, as well as any other details, were not disclosed.
According to Putnam County Sheriff Chief Deputy Colonel Joseph Wells, the investigation into the incident is still “quite active,” and charges may be brought in the future.
Animal control officers were called to the site following the attack and seized charge of the five canines, all of whom will be put to death humanely.