Boy recovering in hospital after being attacked by dog in Co Wexford

Dog involved in the attack has been put down, gardaí say

A child attacked by a dog in Co Wexford is undergoing treatment in hospital.

The boy, who is believed to be about 10 years old, suffered serious injuries following the incident in Enniscorthy on Sunday afternoon.

Gardaí and emergency services were alerted and responded to the incident. The Coast Guard dispatched the Rescue 117 helicopter, which had been on a training exercise, following a request from local paramedics at 4pm. He was airlifted from a local GAA pitch.

“A child [male] received serious injuries after being allegedly attacked by a dog,” gardaí said in a statement on Monday.

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“The child was later airlifted to the CHI at Crumlin in Dublin where he is undergoing treatment for serious injuries. The dog has since been destroyed. Inquiries are ongoing.”

The breed of dog was not revealed.

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard is a reporter with The Irish Times