70-year-old man hospitalized in Georgia after pit bull attack dies

PHENIX CITY, Al. — A man who was attacked by a pit bull has died from his injuries, authorities said.

Phenix City, Ala. police responded to a report of a dog bite early Tuesday morning, news outlets reported. Officers found Frank Cobb, 70, suffering from the attack.

Cobb was taken to a hospital in Columbus, Georgia. He was then transported to an Atlanta hospital where doctors attempted to re-attach his limbs, his family told WRBL-TV. He died Tuesday evening.

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“I was walking back from the Big Cat. I heard someone say help. I heard dogs barking. It was dark and they were black. I went to help Red. It was blood everywhere. I was devastated, I mean flabbergasted. I tried to help Red. I grabbed the dog by its neck and by his nose and I took off running down the street so he could chase me, but he had already seen the blood,” Witness Kenny Bo told WTVM-TV.

Officers searched the area of the attack for the pit bull but were initially unsuccessful. One that fit the description of the dog that mauled Cobb was later found dead on U.S. Route 431 after being hit by a vehicle, police said. The dog was sent to a lab for testing.


Cobb’s body is being transported back to Alabama for an autopsy.

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Anyone with information should call the Phenix City Police Department at 334-298-0611.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report