Little girl dies after dog mauling
UPDATE: A LITTLE girl has died after she was mauled by a dog in central Victoria, two hours east of Melbourne.
Emergency services were called to Neerim Junction, in Gippsland, just before 6.30am this morning to reports the 14-month-old had been bitten on the face.
An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said paramedics from a road crew and an air ambulance attempted to save the little girl but she died at the scene.
The girl was bitten on the face by a German Wirehaired Pointer, Victoria Police confirmed.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said officers were still talking to people who might've witnessed the incident.
"As you can imagine it's quite an emotionally charged scene," Victoria Police said.
The girl sustained life threatening injuries but died at the scene.
The dog has been seized by the local council and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
EARLIER: A YOUNG girl is in a serious condition after she was bitten on the face by a dog this morning.
Emergency services were called to an address in Neerim Junction - about 120km east of Melbourne's CBD - just before 6.30am.
It's understood the preschool-aged child was bitten on the face.
She is being assessed at the scene and an air ambulance has been dispatched.