Cable guy, boy rescue NY baby in pit bull attack

March 4, 2011 6:28:23 AM PST
A 9-year-old boy and a Time Warner cable employee have been honored for their quick actions after a pit bull attacked a 3-month-old baby inside an upstate New York home last month. The Saugerties Town Board on Wednesday presented awards to Skyler Sprague and 33-year-old Dave Dargan for their bravery during the attack at the home of the woman babysitting Jordan Bonelli.

A pit bull belonging to the babysitter's son attacked the babysitter as she held the infant just as Dargan arrived for a routine call. Dargan jumped on the dog and held it down while Skyler called 911.

Police soon arrived and fatally shot the dog.

Jordan was hospitalized for serious bite wounds, but his mother told the Daily Freeman of Kingston that her son is expected to make a full recovery.