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Animal Attacks

Animal bites and envenomations pose some interesting challenges to EMS providers
“The most important part of my life is to help and uplift other people, so there’s no way I can give up now,” says 34-year-old J.C. LaVerde
This year’s strangest tales involved a medic who won a lottery, providers treating family members, a heroic dispatcher, unfriendly animals and unique car crashes
Christopher Ward began vomiting, passing out and stopped breathing
A Silver Cliff woman was gored in the legs by a mule deer while she was leaving her home
Utica first responders treated an injured zookeeper after they “came in contact” with a male African lion
The FDNY and the NYPD are reviewing drones that can drop flotation devices, electromagnetic shark deterrents
A 73-year-old woman was flown to a hospital after being attacked in the Flathead National Forest
Dispatchers determined the driver’s location using her phone’s GPS and first responders transported her to hospital
Police in Parkers Prairie had to euthanize the bull before EMS could reach and treat the patient
Firefighters had to use foam to rescue the worker at the Sun City West golf course
Approximately 20 children were stung after a hive was disturbed at a summer camp in Topsfield
The incident is the first time someone at Rockaway Beach has been bitten by a shark in 70 years
As West Manatee Fire Rescue personnel were clearing the crash scene a boat with a shark bite victim arrived at the boat ramp
A Murrieta woman had 100,000 bees living in the walls of her house