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Sheriff: Boy dies after dog mauling at grandparents' home

Nov 24, 2021

Credit Dona Ana County Sheriff

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona County authorities say a 6-year-old boy died after being mauled by at least one dog at his grandparents’ home.

The Sheriff's Office said the boy died Monday shortly after being airlifted to a hospital from the Mesilla Park neighborhood where the mauling occurred outside Las Cruces. Sheriff Kim Stewart said the boy apparently got into a caged area containing multiple dogs and that at least one dog attacked him. It wasn’t clear how the boy got into the caged area or what happened before the boy was attacked, and Stewart said an investigation into the boy’s death continued.

The boy's name wasn't released.