Teen who died at breeder’s property was not mauled by German shepherd

An autopsy of the 14-year-old boy who died at the property of a German shepherd breeder in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, reveals that the boy did not die from a dog mauling, but rather from what appears to be a fluke accident. As reported by the Echo Press, Jennifer Bush, Dion Bush’s mother, said that one of the dog’s teeth punctured her son’s femoral artery, causing his death.

She explained what happened on December 10:

“He had thin gym shorts on, like those polyester gym shorts, and sandals. We don’t know if he tripped and maybe grabbed Ully (the dog) and landed on him or his mouth was open,” his mother said. “We don’t know if Ully got startled, and it took just that one tooth.”

She added:

“That is what happened, and the coroner says there is nothing anyone could have done,” she said. “I just don’t understand how this happened.”

Responding police officers put the three-year-old dog down at the family’s request – but his owner has stated that he was never aggressive, even to strangers.

Dion Bush is described as a compassionate boy who loved the outdoors and puppies from the time that he was just a toddler.

You can find the family’s GoFundMe here.

Prior article about this tragic incident here.

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