HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A Florida toddler was mauled to death by a family dog on Friday. The attack happened in the community of High Springs, just outside of Gainesville.
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office says the 2-year-old boy was with his grandmother as she went to her daughter's home to check on the dogs. The grandmother let the dogs out in the yard with the boy while she went inside to prepare food.
"She's inside briefly. When she goes back outside, she can no longer see her grandson, can no longer see the dogs," explained Lt. Brett Rodenizer with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
The grandmother came outside to find two dogs attacking the boy in a shed. She sustained serious injuries while trying to help the boy, who died at the scene.
Animal control officers removed the two dogs. The boy's death remains under investigation.