Boy attacked by family dog

Published: Friday, January 2, 2009 at 8:42 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 2, 2009 at 8:42 p.m.

DELTONA, Fla. Officials say a 6-year-old Deltona boy was bitten on the face by his family's dog.

An ambulance company spokesman says the boy was airlifted to a Daytona Beach hospital after Thursday's attack. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office reports that the family's Rottweiler attacked the boy after he either fell or jumped on the dog.

Authorities say the boy's injuries were not life threatening.

Animal control officers were called to the home.

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