Girl dies in dog attack
SHERMAN TOWNSHIP — A four-year-old girl has died following a dog attack in the 63000 block of W. Fish Lake Road around 4:03 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies arrived on scene as well as emergency medical staff and rendered aid but the child succumbed to her injuries.
Her mother was injured attempting to protect her and was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
An Associated Press story reported that the family had recently gotten the Doberman or Doberman mix before Sunday’s attack.
The incident is still under investigation. Names have not been released.
Tri-Township Fire, LifeCare Ambulance, Victim Services and Animal Control assisted at the scene.