Archive for Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Winfield infant dies after dog mauling

September 11, 2001

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— A 3-week-old Winfield boy was sleeping alone in his grandmother's house when the family's dogs fatally mauled him, police said.

Arkansas City Police Chief Oren Skiles said Monday that Devine Swisher died Friday after the family let the two overheated dogs inside to get a drink. The dogs a boxer and a Rottweiler and family members had been playing together in the yard.

Skiles said the dogs were only inside for a couple of minutes, but when family members later went in to check on Devine, they found him bleeding profusely.

The infant's mother and grandmother rushed him to South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center, where he died a few hours later.

Skiles said no charges have been filed but police are still investigating.

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