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Dog bites, kills 7-year-old Wisconsin boy

TOWN OF HUSTISFORD, Wis. — A 7-year-old boy has died after being severely bitten by a dog in Dodge County in eastern Wisconsin.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement late Friday that the incident was reported just before 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Town of Hustisford, about 40 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

A 911 caller said the boy was bleeding profusely, Lt. Brian Loos told WISN-TV.

“At some point our dispatchers began to talk the mother through CPR. Numerous first-responding agencies responded,” Loos said. But the child died at the scene despite extensive lifesaving efforts.

“The various individuals and agencies that were involved in this did a phenomenal job. They were at the scene attempting to save this child’s life for quite a long period of time,” Loos said.

The department’s statement said names, addresses and additional information about the nature of the incident and the dog wouldn’t be released for now out of respect to the family. The dog was quarantined. Loos said the dog was known to the family but wouldn’t say if it was the family pet or what breed it was.

The lieutenant said the child’s death was weighing heavy on his mind as well as those who tried to save him.

“Children are always the worst ones for our first responders to deal with. It’s very difficult for them to deal with this,” he said.

Authorities had no plans to file criminal charges, he said.

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