Thursday, September 8, 2016

THEODOSIA MO - TWO 9-MONTH-OLD ROTTWEILERS RECENTLY ACQUIRED BY A FAMILY ATTACKED THEIR 4-YEAR-OLD BOY - AN AIR AMBULANCE FLEW THE CHILD TO SPRINGFIELD

A 4-year-old Theodosia-area boy was flown by air ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield Sunday evening after being attacked by his family’s TWO 9-MONTH-OLD ROTTWEILERS.

Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed said Tuesday that his office received a call at 6:38 p.m. Sunday reporting the animal attack on NN Highway in the Theodosia area. Reed said that David and Tiffany Bauer said they were bringing the boy in their vehicle to meet Ozark County deputies and Ozark County Ambulance; on Highway 160 near Isabella Ready Mix, the boy was transferred to the ambulance, which transported him to the landing zone at the Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department station back in Theodosia, where an air ambulance picked him up for the flight to Springfield.

Reed said the boy had several lacerations “in the head and neck area.” A Mercy Hospital spokesperson said Tuesday that privacy regulations prevented her from disclosing the boy’s status there. Reed said his office was told the boy is expected to recover from his wounds.

The boy’s parents showed a deputy where the child had been playing when the dogs attacked. The two dogs dragged the boy about 100 yards before the parents could get the child away from the dogs,

Reed said. Both dogs had been acquired recently by the family; both dogs were killed after the incident, he said. The Ozark County Health Department sent the dogs’ heads to the state laboratory for testing.


Reed said his office’s investigation into the matter continues.

http://m.ozarkcountytimes.com/news/article_9ba694c0-75f1-11e6-875d-73b9f1191367.html?mode=jqm


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