Prayers flow for in for 'gorgeous boy' attacked by dog

There has been an outpouring of support and messages on social media for the family of Korbin Sprott.
There has been an outpouring of support and messages on social media for the family of Korbin Sprott. Contributed

MACKAY is mourning the loss of a beautiful little boy, Korbin Sprott, whose life was tragically cut short after he was attacked by a dog.

Hundreds of messages of support have been flowing to the three-year-old's family and friends via a group on Facebook, Prayers for Korbin and donations, where he has been described as an angel and a brave little boy who was always smiling.

The Facebook group was set up at the weekend after Korbin was taken to Townsville Hospital, where he remained in a critical condition until yesterday.

It is believed Korbin was at his grandparents' house when he was bitten on the neck by a German shepherd dog about 6.45pm Saturday in a yard in Grant St.

A Mackay Regional Council spokesman confirmed the dog was euthanised yesterday.

"Your little angel has touched many lives across Australia," one person wrote on Facebook.

"God bless your little chicken."

"Korbin the most beautiful little boy in God's loving arms," another wrote.

A family member posted to thank everyone for support and admitted it had been a hard couple of days.

"He is a gorgeous boy," he wrote, "And will definitely be a handful for God. I love you my korbitron. And I always will."

The tragedy has also touched neighbours in Grant St.

One resident said she saw Korbin playing in the yard hours before the attack.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said she heard barking and a man yelling, which she believed was the boy's grandfather asking for help.

Soon afterward she looked out a window and saw people standing around Korbin, who was lying on the ground.

She said a woman asked who knew CPR.

The council had 57 customer requests relating to dog attacks on people last financial year, a spokesman said.

However, these weren't all dog attacks, but included other incidences involving dogs, such as escapes.

Topics:  dog attack hospital mackay

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