Woman Killed By Pack Of Wild Dogs On Rosebud Indian Reservation
KDLT News – 3/14/15
A 49-year-old woman is dead after being attacked by several wild dogs on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.
Mellette County Sheriff Mike Blom says Julia Charging Whirl Wind of the Lower Swift Bear tribal community was attacked near her property early Saturday morning.
A 911 call came through just after 6:00 a.m. Sheriff Blom and an ambulance arrived on the scene shortly after.
Blom says Charging Whirl Wind was surrounded by blood and that two people were trying to fight off two dogs near her.
Swift Bear resident killed by pack of dogs
March 14, 2015 3:26 pm •
A woman died after she was attacked by wild dogs early Saturday morning on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, according to the Mellette County Sheriff’s Office.
Julia Charging Whirlwind, 49, of the Lower Swift Bear community, which is just west of White River, was pronounced dead Saturday at the Rosebud Hospital.
The reporting 911 call came in at 6:07 a.m., said Mellette County Sheriff Mike Blom.
An ambulance was dispatched and arrived at 6:17 a.m. Blom arrived two minutes later. When he arrived, he saw two citizens were trying to fend off two remaining dogs as they tried to approach Charging Whirlwind. She had already suffered life-threatening injuries, Blom said.
The sheriff said he shot one of the dogs as soon as he arrived, causing the other dog to flee the scene. The victim was then loaded into the ambulance. She was breathing and had a pulse when she was taken into the ambulance. She arrived at the Rosebud Hospital at 6:55 a.m. Blom said he did not know what time she was pronounced dead.