Boy Airlifted to Hospital
Pima County, AZ - Drexel Heights Fire District responded to a call for a boy attacked by a dog. The spokeswoman said the boy was playing on a trampoline at the home and that the family pit bull named Scarface was also outside. The boy's stepmother heard screams and came outside to find the dog attacking him. The boy was airlifted to University Medical Center.
A relative said that the dog was attacking two other dogs in the yard when it turned on the boy. The pit bull will be euthanized and its head removed for a rabies check. No charges have been filed but the Pima County Sheriff's Office will investigate. The boy was in serious but stable condition with wounds on his leg from the thigh to the knee, and he is expected to recover.
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