Child, 2, attacked by dog to be airlifted to hospital

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – A two-year-old child is being airlifted from North County Regional Park after being attacked by a 50-pound dog Saturday evening.

According to reports from emergency personnel, the child – whose gender was not immediately known – was attacked by an Akita.

The child sustained numerous bite wounds to the face, neck and head, according to emergency responders. The wounds have been bandaged and the child is awake and responsive.

The dog has been secured.

The attack occurred around 6 p.m. in Vero Lake Estates.

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