RICHMOND (CBS SF) – A 5-year-old girl was injured when a pit bull attacked her in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond Sunday morning, California Highway Patrol officials said.
At 11:50 a.m. a CHP helicopter was on patrol over Contra Costa County when Richmond firefighters broadcast a report of the attack.READ MORE: Support for Windsor Mayor Crumbles as Details of Alleged Sexual Misconduct Emerge
The helicopter crew located the victim, told firefighters the best way to get to her and then landed the helicopter close by.
A paramedic from the helicopter provided care to the girl before she was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.READ MORE: Hundreds at Bay Area Rallies March to Support Asian Americans
CHP officials said the girl was bitten by a pit bull that was not on a leash. The girl suffered minor injuries.
The attack is being investigated by Contra Costa County Animal Services and the East Bay Regional Park District.MORE NEWS: Former Sebastopol Mayor Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault Against a Minor
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