News 11.5.2017 11:41 am

Child, 7, seriously wounded after being bitten by pitbull

Paramedics treated the child at the scene and then transported him to hospital.

Paramedics treated the child at the scene and then transported him to hospital.

Paramedics say they found the child on the pavement with a serious wound to his right leg.

A seven-year-old child sustained a serious wound to his upper right leg after he was bitten by a pitbull at his home in Yellowwood Park, KwaZulu-Natal.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said their advanced life support paramedic and his team responded to the scene at about 2.18pm on Wednesday, Rising Sun Chatsworth reported.

“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the child on the sidewalk with a serious wound to the right upper leg. With the patient’s condition being serious, he was stabilised and then transported to a Durban hospital under the constant care of the advanced life support paramedic,” he said.

Exact details will remain under police investigation.

Caxton News Service

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