A U.S. postal service carrier reportedly died after she was brutally attacked and mauled to death by a pack of dogs in Florida on Monday, Aug. 22.

The victim, 61-year-old Pamela Jane Rock, who had started working for the Postal Service in December 2021, was reportedly out delivering mail on Sunday, Aug. 21, when her vehicle broke down in the Interlachen Lake Estates area. While she was stranded, she was allegedly attacked by a pack of dogs, dragged to the ground, and brutally mauled by the canines, Daily News reported.

A short time later, residents rushed to the scene after hearing the woman's screams for help. They subsequently discovered the mailwoman on the ground, fending off a group of dogs.

Several civilians hurried to help her and rushed to pull the dogs off of Rock. One man even brought his firearm along and fired the rifle into the air several times to scare off the canines. However, the dogs would not budge and the residents had to physically pull and drag the vicious pack off of the woman.

Deputies who were called to the scene subsequently found Rock on the ground bleeding profusely and administered first aid until an ambulance arrived and transported her to HCA Florida Putnam Hospital for treatment. Rock was later airlifted to a trauma center in Gainesville in critical condition where she succumbed to her injuries on Monday evening, Aug. 22, New York Post reported.

According to Putnam County Sheriff Col. Joseph Wells, the dogs had been secured on the day of the attack. However, the pack somehow managed to move some rocks that lined the fence on their owner’s property and ended up escaping.

Wells revealed that the officers have launched a probe into the incident and added that charges could be filed in the future.

Following the brutal attack, animal control workers were called to the scene. They took custody of the five dogs, all of who will be humanely euthanized.

Brothers Tyler Neelson and Evan Russo who live nearby revealed that the dogs have been causing trouble for a while.

“They’re like a pack of hyenas,” Neelson said.

Russo added they would also “tear each other up in the yard.”

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