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      Bishopville police officer attacked by dog

      Authorities say Josh Kelly was checking on reports of a drug deal around 11 p.m. Tuesday when he was bitten.


      BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A Bishopville police officer is recovering from serious injuries after he was attacked by a dog while on patrol.


      Authorities say Josh Kelly was checking on reports of a drug deal around 11 p.m. Tuesday when he was bitten.


      Bishopville Police Chief Sonny Ledda says his officer was able to drive himself about 15 miles to a Hartsville hospital despite suffering from traumatic groin injuries.


      Ledda says Kelly was then taken by helicopter to a Columbia hospital and is expected to recover.


      Authorities are still looking for the dog that attacked the officer.

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