Girl, 7, airlifted after suffering dog bite to face in Sandwich

SANDWICH – A young girl was airlifted after reportedly being bitten in the face by a dog early Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened on George Gallant Road. The victim reportedly suffered facial injuries and was taken to the Cape Cod Airfield in Marstons Mills to meet a MedFlight helicopter which flew her to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Sandwich Police report that “at approximately 12:54 PM, they received a 911 call from a residence on George Gallant Road for a report of a dog bite involving a 7-year-old victim. Upon arrival officers and members of the Sandwich Fire Department provided first aid to the victim who was MedFlighted to Massachusetts General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  It was learned by investigators that the dog belongs to a family member of the victim.  The incident remains under investigation by Sandwich Animal control and the Sandwich Police Department.”

This is the third serious dog bite incident on Cape Cod in less than a week. On Saturday, a young girl was bitten in the face in Brewster and last Thursday, a delivery driver was attacked by 3 dogs after dropping off a package in Dennis.
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