PALM BAY FL - AN UNNAMED BREED FAMILY DOG ATTACKED A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN THE FACE - SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO ARNOLD PALMER CHILDRENS
A 2-year-old girl was hospitalized Friday after she was bitten in the face by a dog according to Palm Bay Fire Rescue officials. The child was flown to a nearby hospital and was later taken to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando.
Officials said a piece of the child’s cheek was bitten off.
The child was bitten at a home on the 800 block of Niagra Street.
It was just after 5:30 p.m. when Brett Codory heard a helicopter not far from his home in a usually quiet neighborhood.
“I thought it was someone, they were lookout for, a criminal,” he said.
He then learned it was actually the sounds of a medical transport after first responders worked to treat the girl.
Police said the child was awake and breathing, but bleeding heavily when first responders arrived.
The dog belongs to the child’s family, and Animal Services is waiting for the family to return home.
It’s still not known what kind of dog bit the girl.
The case is under investigation and it is now known what will be done with the dog or if anyone will face charges.