'I feared for his life': Report reveals hair-raising rescue of driver mauled by pit bulls in Orting

  • Source: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
  • Published: 10/05/2017 11:06 AM

Newly released photos and documents show how close a UPS driver came to losing his life when he was attacked by a pack of pit bulls at a Puyallup-area home last month where a woman refused to let rescuers through the gate. The UPS driver, Kevin Backlund, received 133 stitches after the brutal attack and suffered from severe blood loss, according to the documents. One of the documents, a report filed by Orting Valley Fire Chief Dave Goodwin, says the drama unfolded after Backlund had walked through a gate to deliver a package at a home in the 15500 block of 116th Street East, where he was attacked by five pit bulls. Backlund managed to call 911 and Goodwin responded to the scene in a fire department-owned SUV.


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