2 Indiana women mauled by pack of dogs, 1 critically injured

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CUTLER, Ind.  — Northern Indiana police say two women jogging in a rural area were chased and mauled by a pack of dogs.

A 20-year-old woman was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital in critical condition following Thursday night’s attack. Her 19-year-old companion was taken to another hospital, but the extent of her injuries wasn’t immediately known.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby tells WLFI-TV  the women were jogging near the town of Cutler, about 40 miles northwest of Indianapolis, when they passed a residence and four pit bulls chased them into a field and attacked.

Leazenby says the dogs’ 50-year-old owner was also attacked when he tried to restrain the animals.

He says a motorist who saw the women’s plight drove into the field and the women climbed into the car.