Six-year-old boy dies in dog at­tack in south­east­ern Saskatchewan

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RICE­TON, Sask. RCMP say a six-year-old boy has died in a dog at­tack out­side a home in a south­east­ern Saskatchewan ham­let.

Moun­ties say of­fi­cers and emer­gency medical per­son­nel re­sponded to a call Wed­nes­day evening in Rice­ton, where the boy was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

They say two large-breed dogs, re­ported to be Alaskan male­mutes, were seized.

The an­i­mals have since been de­stroyed.

RCMP say the boy knew the dogs.

Po­lice say it is not clear whether one or both of the an­i­mals were in­volved or what may have prompted the at­tack.

The fam­ily has asked for pri­vacy and the name of the child is not be­ing re­leased.

In 2014, the same breed of dog was in­volved when a seven-year-old girl was mauled at a ru­ral Man­i­toba home. She did not sur­vive.

Rice­ton is about 50 kilo­me­tres south­east of Regina.

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