A veteran TV anchor in Denver, Colorado, was rushed to the hospital after a dogthat recently survived a harrowing rescue bit her in the face during a live TV segment.
Max, an 86-pound Argentine Mastiff, sunk his teeth into Kyle Dyer’s face when she bent down to pet him Wednesday morning during a morning show segment on KUSA-TV.
The station’s news chopper captured video footage of a firefighter rescuing Max from a freezing pond Monday after he fell through the ice and couldn’t make it out.
Now, Max has been caged by animal control officers and his owner, Michael Robinson has been fined. The station says Miss Dyer is in fair condition, recovering from the bite at Denver hospital.
A trauma team is evaluating the injuries to her face.
Robinson says he was walking Max Monday when he saw a coyote and ran off after it.
Authorities say Max spend 20 minutes swimming in the pond before a firefighter in a dry suit dove into the frigid waters and pulled him to safety. The TV station aired the harrowing rescue and invited the firefighter, Robinson and Max into their studios Wednesday morning for a reunion.
That’s when Max attacked Ms Dyer. The station says the attack was not broadcast, but it later released a short clip of the bite.
Denver Animal Control Director Doug Kelley told CBS4 Denver Ms Dyer’s injury was ‘a pretty major bite.’