Preschooler attacked by dog

A preschooler attacked by a dog has been flown to Waikato Hospital.

The TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched from Tauranga Hospital at 6.30pm this evening to take a 4-year-old boy to Waikato Hospital.

Pilot Todd Dunham said they boy had received facial injuries that required specialist treatment.

Mr Dunham said he had just arrived back from taking another patient to Waikato Hospital when he received the call to transfer the attack victim.

Information on the boy's condition was unavailable.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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