In local police reports, Wood River Police are investigating the case of a dog attacking a child in the city yesterday afternoon.  The 5-year-old boy suffered injuries to his lower extremities and was air lifted to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for treatment. 

The family dog, a Bullmastiff, apparently attacked the child while they were outside in the yard at a home in the 100 block of Grand Avenue around 3:30pm.  The dog was put down.  

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