- Associated Press - Friday, March 17, 2017

WARRINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Police in suburban Philadelphia say a 5-year-old boy playing in the snow with his dog apparently collapsed and lost consciousness when the dog pulled at his scarf and cut off his airways.

Police say the mother looked out to see her son face down in the snow while the dog played with the scarf. They say she untied it and called 911.

Warrington Police Chief Daniel Friel tells the Intelligencer of Doylestown (goo.gl/I1NmYv) the boy is expected to be kept under heavy sedation for several days at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Police initially thought the child had collapsed from cardiac arrest while playing with the 18-month-old hound.

Police say first responders performed CPR on the boy when they found him unconscious Wednesday afternoon.


This story has been corrected to say the boy is at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, not Pittsburgh.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide