WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Baby dies after dog attack

LIMA, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio sheriff's deputy says a 3-day-old infant died hours after she was attacked by a family dog while sitting in a swing.

Chief Deputy Jim Everett of the Allen County Sheriff's Office in Lima (LY'-muh) says the baby girl suffered a head injury at her grandmother's home near Beaverdam on Thursday.

Everett says the mother put the infant in the swing in to prepare to feed her and was a few feet away in the kitchen with the baby's grandmother. He says they heard a whimper and found the infant injured.

They took her to a local hospital. She was flown to a Toledo hospital, where she died.

Everett says the dog appeared to be a pit bull and is in the dog warden's custody.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 152066135 - wkyt.com/a?a=152066135
Gray Television, Inc.