Child, 3, bitten by dog at The Pocket

UPDATE 11.45am: A three-year-old girl who was bitten around the head by a dog at the Pocket this morning received only minor injuries.

A Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter spokesman said the aircraft was called off about 10.30am while flying to Walker Ln.

"When paramedics arrived in the road ambulance they realised the girl's injuries weren't as bad as first thought and she was sitting up on her mothers lap," the spokesman said.

 

UPDATE 11.15am: A three-year-old girl has been taken to Mullumbimby hospital after she was attacked around her head by a dog.

Paramedics were called to an address on Walker Ln at the pocket just before 10am after reports a young child had been bitten by a dog.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said when they arrived at the scene, paramedics treated the three-year-old girl for head injuries.

Paramedics stabilised the girl at the scene and she was transferred to Mullumbimby hospital.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was also tasked to the scene but was called off by paramedics.

Police were called to Walker Ln at the pocket to investigate.

The species of dog is not yet known.

 

INITIAL REPORT 10.25am: THE Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has been tasked to The Pocket where a young child has reportedly been bitten by a dog.

A helicopter spokesman said the aircraft left the Lismore helibase bound for an address on Walker Lane where a three-year-old child had been bitten by a dog.

The sex of the child and species of the dog are not known at this stage.

More details to come.



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