10-month-old NC boy dies after dog attack

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HERTFORD, N.C. — Hertford police say a 10-month-old boy is dead after a dog attacked him while he was in the care of his grandmother.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports that Hertford Police Chief Doug Freeman said the mixed breed dog bit the child all over his body.

The child was transported to Albemarle Hospital by Perquimans County emergency personnel who tried the save the child by administering CPR. The boy died at the hospital Tuesday evening.

Freeman said the grandmother fainted in the yard of the home and was also taken to the hospital.

Perquimans Sheriff Eric Tilley said an animal control officer took the dog to an animal shelter for confinement. He said he will recommend the dog be put down.

An investigation of the attack is continuing.
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Information from: The Daily Advance, http://www.dailyadvance.com/