Dog mauls child in Wood River -

Dog mauls child in Wood River

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Firefighters said a 120 pound English Mastiff mauled a 5-year-old boy at a home in Wood River Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said the child, who is the son of a Wood River police officer, was badly mauled at a home in 100 block of Grand Avenue around 3:30 p.m. According to authorities, paramedics found the boy unresponsive when they arrived.

The child was airlifted to an area hospital. The dog has been put down.

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