Woman flown to MGH after dog attack on the Cape

MARSTON MILLS, Mass. — A woman suffered serious injuries when she was bitten by a dog Saturday afternoon.

Police said a dog belonging to a homeowner at 44 Waters Edge in Marstons Mills attacked a woman around 2:20 p.m. Police said she suffered facial injuries.

“When we got there, the extent of the injuries were very severe, so we asked for a helicopter to bring the patient up to Boston,” Barnstable Fire Lieutenant Enrique Arrascue said.

Police officers and EMTs found a frantic scene shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Barnstable police say the homeowner's dog had attacked his girlfriend, tearing at the woman's jaw and lower face.

“We treated her on the scene, and we started moving toward Boston. Actually, we met the helicopter at Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth at the Helipad there,” Arrascue said.

The victim was conscious as she was rushed to Mass. General Hospital.

Police told FOX25 the dog is an American bulldog mix and is possibly part pit bull.

The status of the dog is uncertain as police investigate the circumstances of the vicious attack.

“[It was] a difficult scene and we did the best for her and for the homeowner,” Lt. Arrascue said.

Police and fire officials could not comment on the victim's condition, citing HIPAA regulations.