State Police say a preliminary investigation indicates the toddler went next door to the neighbor’s yard to play with a dog that was chained-up and that the chain ended up wrapped around the child’s neck.
State Police say the toddler’s parents found her and began CPR until help arrived. The little girl was taken to a hospital in Harlan County and then airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee. Investigators say her condition is unknown. Her name wasn’t released.
Investigators say no charges have been filed at this time. Harlan County Social Services was contacted and began an investigation, according to State Police.