UPDATE| Child out of ICU after injured by dog on Halloween

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Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A child that was injured and hospitalized after being attacked by a dog on Halloween is out of ICU.

In a recent Facebook post, North Augusta Public Safety officials say the little boy is doing much better and is expected to be home soon.



Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A child was injured and taken to the hospital on Wednesday after being bitten by the family pet.

The incident was said to have happened in the backyard.

Authorities say the 5-year-old child appeared to have multiple injuries to the ears and eyes. The child was reportedly in and out of consciousness while being helped by Aiken EMS.

The mother of the victim told authorities that the dog they recently acquired attacked her child, severing her child's ear.

The mother was able to get the dog away from the child. She and her child made it back inside their home.

The pit bull was safely taken to the pound for quarantine and will remain in custody until any further decisions are made.

At this time the child is still reportedly in the hospital.


Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
4:25 p.m.

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- News 12 has learned that the incident started as a medical call.

One child was said to have been bitten and transported to the hospital.

Further details about this incident are limited right now. Authorities are still on scene.

We will continue to look into this story and pass the latest information along as it becomes available.



4:25 p.m.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Authorities say they are responding to a house off Walnut Lane after initial reports of a family pet having apparently attacked more than one family member.

The injured are being transported to a nearby hospital.

A News 12 crew is in route to find out more information.

Stay tuned to News 12 NBC 26 and WRDW.com for the latest.