Tapawera girl mauled by family dog

00:04, Dec 03 2012

A 19-month-old Tapawera girl who was bitten in the forehead by the family dog was flown to Nelson Hospital this afternoon.

The girl was treated by Tapawera St John and the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter's onboard intensive care paramedic and flown to the hospital at about 3pm.

St John team manager Jon Leach said the girl had a moderate to deep cut to her forehead.

He believed the family dog had struck out causing the injury.

He did not know what breed of dog it was.