MICHIGAN CITY IN - OFFICER SCOTT COMBS MORE THAN LIKELY SAVED A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S LIFE AS SHE WAS ATTACKED WALKING TO SCHOOL BY A BULLMASTIFF - SHE BROKE AWAY AND RAN INSIDE AND THE MONSTER FOLLOWED HER AND CONTINUED TO ATTACK HER!!!
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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Authorities say a 12-year-old Indiana girl suffered bite wounds on most of her body when she was attacked by a 140-pound dog.
Michigan City police say the only parts of Winter Morgan’s body not wounded in the November 10 BULLMASTIFF attack were her left leg and face. Winter has already undergone three surgeries and is facing a fourth this week. She’s hospitalized in Indianapolis.
Winter was attacked as she walked to school. She ran into a mobile home at Dunewood Trailer Park to escape the giant dog, but it followed her. Officer Scott Combs was able to lock the dog in another room with the help of neighbors.
Officials say the bullmastiff is in quarantine pending a decision on its fate. A criminal investigation is ongoing.
(WNDU) A 12-year-old girl was airlifted to Riley Children’s Hospital after she was attacked by a dog in Michigan City.
It happened Friday morning at the Dunewood Trailer Park located on U.S. Highway 212.
When Officer Scott Combs arrived, he found neighbors trying to beat away the BULLMASTIFF, which was estimated to weigh about 140 pounds.
At one point, the girl was able to get away and run into a trailer, but the dog followed her and continued the attack, according to police.
Combs was able to wrestle the dog off the girl and lock it into a room.
Due to the nature and severity of the girl's wounds, she was immediately flown to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
The dog is being held under quarantine.
From the Michigan City Police Department: On November 10, 2017, at approximately 7:40am, Officer Scott Combs was dispatched to the Dunewood Trailer Park located on U.S. Highway 212 in reference to a dog attack.
Upon arrival Officer Combs observed a very chaotic scene where neighbors were attempting to beat off what was described as an approximate 140 pound Bull Mastiff dog attacking a 12 year old female. The child was able to break free and ran into the trailer where the dog ended up pursuing the youngster and continued the attack. Officer Combs without hesitation, grabbed the large animal and was able to wrestle it to the ground and free the child. Combs was then able to get the dog locked into an adjoining room as he then attended the victim. Officer Combs who is also a certified EMT, performed exceptionally and with his paramedic skills more than likely saved this young child.