CLEARFIELD -- A 5-year-old girl was critically injured by a dog here Sunday morning.
Clearfield police officers responded to the 2200 South block of 300 West around 8:20 a.m. Sunday after the uncle of the young girl reported seeing a neighbor's husky pull her by the throat over a 3-and-a-half-foot fence and drag her around the yard while shaking her.
The 37-year-old uncle said the girl was visiting and was in his yard when he and others heard her scream.
The uncle responded, said the reports, and immediately jumped the fence into the neighbor's yard to rescue the girl.
After the dog released her, police said, the family saw the girl had serious injuries to her neck.
They immediately put the girl into their vehicle.
While en route to Davis Hospital, Clearfield dispatchers coordinated with the Davis County Sheriff's Office ambulance and paramedics, who then met the family half-way to begin first aid.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Davis Hospital and then air-lifted to Primary Children's Medical Center.
While police say the victim is in critical condition, reports say they do not believe her injuries to be life-threatening.
The case remains active and was being investigated by Davis County Animal Control.