An 11-year-old girl has gone through facial reconstructive surgery after being attacked this past weekend by a friend's dog.
Bertie County deputies are investigating what happened to Lauren Baker of Windsor on Saturday.
Her father tells us the girl was playing at a friend's house in Colerain, down on the river. The two had been picking things up out of the water. The girl found a can and threw it. She went to go pick up the can and that's when the bull dog attacked her. The little girl said she felt like she was drowning and the dog bit her on the face several times.
Lauren has gone through reconstruction surgery on her ear, nose and lip at Children's Hospital at Vidant Medical Center.
The dad tells us the last he heard the owners could not find their dog.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.