DUNNELLON, Fla. — Citrus County authorities on Friday released details about a baby killed by a family pet dog.

  • Baby died at local hospital after attack
  • Family member tried to perform CPR
  • Child was attacked by family dog

The incident happened early Sunday at a home on West Ranchetta Street in Dunnellon.

According to the family, the pit bull jumped onto a bed next to a cradle where the girl was located and attacked the infant while the grandmother was in another room. 

When family members realized what happened, the child's grandfather began performing CPR on the child, and help was called.

The child was airlifted to a local hospital but died about 90 minutes later. The county's Animal Control unit took control of the dog, which has been euthanized.

The death was ruled accidental.