Clearwater County Sheriff

OROFINO - On Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at approximately 10:30am, the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office and Clearwater County Ambulance responded to 244 Waterfall Loop in Orofino for reports of an animal attack.

Initial reports stated that a female, later identified as 58-year-old Kari Martin, of Orofino, was being attacked by a large Pit Bull and the dog had her pinned to the ground. Upon the Deputies arrival it was discovered the Pit Bull had been pulled off of Martin by a good Samaritan. The deputies and ambulance personnel rendered aid to Martin, who was then transported to Clearwater Valley Hospital, with serious injuries sustained from the attack.

The Pit Bull was Euthanized at the request of its owner.