Toddler In Serious Condition After Great Dane Bite

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Toddler In Serious Condition After Great Dane Bite

August 9, 2013 Updated Aug 9, 2013 at 10:56 AM EDT

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (21Alive) -- Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department deputies responded with paramedics from Multi-Township E.M.S. Thursday a little before 9 p.m. after receiving a 911 call regarding a 21-month-old child that had been bitten by a dog.

Emergency personnel arrived at a residence in the 11600 block of North, County Road 200 West, Milford, and immediately requested Lutheran Air to respond to the scene due to a large laceration to child’s forehead and facial area.

Milford Fire Department responded to assist in the landing zone as the child was transported to Lutheran Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, in serious condition.

Officers were advised by the mother, Amanda King, that the child had been petting the dog and inadvertently stepped on the 8-year-old Great Dane’s paw, causing the dog to immediately turn-around and bite the male toddler.

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