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Family dog drags newborn away

July 22, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

A father was frantically calling 911 to report his newborn missing Monday when he spotted the baby in the jaws of a family dog who had carried him from his crib to the backyard.

Four-day-old Alexander James Smith was rushed to University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, where he was listed in critical condition with two collapsed lungs, a skull fracture and broken ribs.

His father, Michael Smith, said doctors were optimistic the boy would survive.

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