20601A-WFNZ-the-fan-Final2 35h_CBSSportsRad_1660AM

News Home

State Worker In Coma After Pit Bull Attack

View Comments
File photo of emergency. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of emergency. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

DILLON, S.C. (AP) — An employee of South Carolina’s environmental agency is in a coma after he was attacked by a two pit bull dogs in Dillon County.

Sheriff’s Capt. Cliff Arnett says an employee of the Department of Health and Environmental Control was working in a rural area Tuesday when he encountered the dogs.

The man managed to call 911. He is listed in critical condition in a hospital. A family member says he has been put into a medically induced coma. The man’s name has not been released.

Deputies shot the dogs and will test them for rabies.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus