5-Year-Old Boy Mauled By Dog In Wood River, Illinois

A 5-year-old boy was mauled by the family dog on Wednesday (May 7, 2015) in Wood River, Illinois.

This dog attack happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. on a house on Grand Avenue.    At that time, according to Wood River Police, the boy was in the back yard playing with the dog, a 120 lb. English Mastiff.  The mother heard the boy scream, and the mother found the boy on the ground, bleeding and unconscious.

The dog was put down by police upon their arrival.

The boy was flown to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which was said to include multiple injuries.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Illinois dog attack can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 6 fox2now.com article (with video) titled “5-year-old mauled by family dog” as well as the May 6 thetelegraph.com article titled “Child attacked by family dog” and the ksdk.com video titled “Family dog mauls 5-year-old son of officer.”


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