State worker in coma after pit bull attack in Dillon County

State worker in coma after pit bull attack in Dillon County (Image 1)
State worker in coma after pit bull attack in Dillon County (Image 1)

An employee of South Carolina's environmental agency is in a coma after he was attacked by a two pit bull dogs in Dillon County.

Sheriff's Capt. Cliff Arnett says an employee of the Department of Health and Environmental Control was working in a rural area Tuesday when he encountered the dogs.

The man managed to call 911. He is listed in critical condition in a hospital. A family member says he has been put into a medically induced coma. The man's name has not been released.

Deputies shot the dogs and will test them for rabies.

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