Child airlifted to hospital after dog bite

Published: Jul. 4, 2023 at 4:12 PM EDT
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NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - A 6-year-old boy was flown to the hospital Tuesday morning after being bit by the family’s dog in their home, according to North Port Police.

The incident occurred on the 2700 block of Badger Lane around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

The child was airlifted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital as a trauma alert and later transported to Tampa General Hospital. A number of procedures have been done and the child is still in critical condition.

The dog involved was taken from the home by Sarasota County Animal Services.

There are no current charges against anyone involved. This is an active and ongoing case.

ABC7 will update this story as more information is received.