SANDWICH, MASSACHUSETTS – Shortly prior to 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, Sandwich police and firefighters responded to an address on George Gallant Road for a 7-year-old girl with serious facial lacerations from a dog bite. The lacerations were said to be close to her eyes and EMTs decided to airlift the child via MedFlight to Massachusetts General Hospital. Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening according to a Sandwich Police Department media statement.
According to radio transmissions, highlighted in the following HN Video, the 911 caller was very distraught… and both responding police and firefighters were informed that the dog was deceased and that dispatchers “never obtained how that happened.”
The first police and firefighters on scene provided first aid to the young girl before transporting her to Cape Cod Airfield in Marstons Mills where a MedFlight helicopter transported her to Mass. General in Boston.
Investigators learned the dog belonged to a family member of the child, according to a Sandwich Police Department media statement.
There were no further details available at the time of this report and the incident remains under investigation by Sandwich Animal control and the Sandwich Police Department.
The following HN Video highlights some of the call audio…