after teenager is injured by dog on Burnham-On-Sea beach
teenager was taken to hospital after being attacked by a dog on
Burnham-On-Sea beach on Saturday morning (March 16th).
Duggan, pictured right, was running along the beach with a group
of triathletes when he was bitten by the animal near the lighthouse.
was taken to the A&E department at Weston General Hospital
where he was given several stitches.
Toby, 17, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I got bitten when a large,
dark-coloured dog sprinted towards us as I was training on the
beach with a group of triathletes near the lighthouse."
later realised I had blood streaming down my legs and was taken
to hospital for the wound to be stitched up."
added: "It could have been a lot more serious if a young
child had been attacked - and I would warn dog walkers to keep
their pets fully under control on the beach."
was given a tetanus injection as a precuation and is now back
at home near Burnham-On-Sea.
Toby Duggan running on the town's seafront and, above, the town's
beach where he was bitten