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Family Dog Bites Boy's Face in Toms River

Toms River

A 3-year-old boy was flown to the hospital after the family dog bit him last night, police said today.

Officers responded to the 100 block of 4th Avenue in the Normandy Beach section of the township at 8:14 p.m. in reference to a child that had been bitten by a dog.

Upon arrival they found that a 3-year-old boy had been bitten by the family pet.

The child, who was playing with the animal in the kitchen, suffered a serious bite to his face.

After initial first aid was rendered by the officers he was treated at the scene by Toms River EMS units and then subsequently transported by medevac helicopter to Cooper Medical Center.

Toms River Animal Control Officers responded and took the dog into custody for evaluation and observation.

Incident remains under investigation.