A young boy died after he was attacked by a pack of dogs in a horrifying incident that left his mother struggling for her life.
According to local media, Emily Islas tried to save her son, Kellan, by laying on top of him in an attempt to prevent further injury.
The incident reportedly happened on January 21. When emergency services arrived, they found the two non-emergency victims who were taken to a nearby hospital.
Kellan died due to his injuries. It is believed that the boy wandered outside the property before the attack happened.
According to reports, he had been outside the RV where he lived with his mother for a couple of minutes before the incident.
After leaving her son outside, Emily came back and found him lying face-down on the ground after being attacked by four dogs.
She reportedly tried to pull the animals off him before laying on top of him to protect him. According to the police, the four dogs involved in the incident were mixed breeds and rottweilers.
The police stated that the owners of the dogs were not tribal members. The attacks happened on a property owned by the owners.
According to Samantha Lenay, who was a friend of Emily, the incident left her friend fighting for her life in the intensive care unit.
She suffered various injuries, such as a ruptured artery and nerve damage.
In a statement, Emily praised her mother for doing everything in her power to save her son.
“She is an amazing woman and mother and sacrificed herself to try to save her little boy.
“Emily’s daughter, thankfully, was not there when the attack took place.
“No mother should ever have to go through this.”