RIDGEVILLE — A 2-month-old boy has died following a gruesome attack by a dog in Ridgeville, according to Dorchester County Coroner Christopher Nisbet.
"Today is one of the saddest days in my 20 plus years of being in the Dorchester County Coroner's Office as I report to all of you, one of the worst deaths I have ever handled," Nisbet wrote in an email to reporters.
The boy, Aiden Lee McGrew, suffered serious injury as a result of the dog attack, and was pronouned dead at Summerville Medical Center.
McGrew, a "beautiful little boy, was bitten multiple times and dismembered by a dog in the home while the mother was away and the father was sleeping," Nisbet said.
The dog was apparently a golden retriever, according to reports. Reporters said they saw a dog with yellow fur being removed from the home on Sandpit Drive by Animal Control officers. A 4 p.m. press conference is planned.
The child will be autopsied Saturday to determine if it died prior to being dismembered, Nisbet said. There were two other children in the home at the time of the attack that where unharmed.