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Dog jumps fence, kills 4-year-old Arkansas boy

OZARK, Ark. (AP) - A 4-year-old boy in western Arkansas has been killed in a dog attack.

KFSM-TV reports that the boy was visiting his grandfather Friday in Ozark.

Police say the boy was playing with friends, when the dog, a Rottweiler, escaped from a chain link fence pen and attacked the boy.

No witnesses are believed to have seen the attack.

The boy was taken by helicopter toward a Little Rock hospital but had to be diverted to Johnson Regional Medical Center in Clarksville as his condition got worse. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

It wasn't immediately known if anyone would be charged. Police say the dog will be euthanized.

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