dog attack
Original story: A child is in critical condition after they were bitten by a dog Monday in north Alabama, authorities said.

Morgan County sheriff's deputies and EMS personnel responded to Ramblewood Private Drive off of Vaughn Bridge Road in Hartselle, the agency said Monday evening.

The child was set to be evacuated from the area by aircraft, the sheriff's office said.

A "large police and EMS presence" led authorities to urge motorists to avoid the area and "use caution."

Update 9:02 p.m.: The child has died, according to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.

"Please pray for the family of the child bitten tonight in our community, our Deputies, EMS and [volunteer fire department] that responded to the scene," the agency said. "Tonight is hard."

The dog has been euthanized following the attack.