Newborn dies after attack by recently-rescued dog - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Newborn dies after attack by recently-rescued dog

Dog that attacked 2-month-old child secured at sheriff's office law enforcement center. Dog that attacked 2-month-old child secured at sheriff's office law enforcement center.
Deputies shut down Sandpit Drive Friday afternoon. Deputies shut down Sandpit Drive Friday afternoon.
RIDGEVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office says the dog that bit and dismembered a 2-month-old boy was a dog that was recently-rescued and was new to the family's home.

Dorchester County Coroner Christopher Nisbet said Aiden Lee McGrew was attacked by the dog at a home on Sandpit Drive in Ridgeville around 11 a.m. Nisbet said that the child was transported to Summerville Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

During a press conference Friday afternoon, the sheriff's office said that the infant was asleep in a swing near the father's room when he was attacked by the dog, a golden retriever-labrador mix. Authorities say the boy's mother was out taking her 7-year-old child to a doctor and when she returned home, found the baby mauled and called 911.

Nisbet says the father and another child, a 3-year-old, were asleep when the attack happened.

"Today is one of the saddest days in my 20 plus years of being in the Dorchester County Coroner's Office as I report to all of you, one of the worst deaths I have ever handled," Nisbet said in a press release.  

An autopsy is planned for Saturday. The Department of Social Services has taken custody of the couple's two other children.

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office says the dog that attacked the child and another family dog have been secured at the sheriff's office law enforcement center. Authorities are continuing the investigation.

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