Montaña Roja campsite

A 2-year-old boy attacked by a Rottweiler dog at the Montaña Roja campsite last Sunday is improving rapidly in hospital.

The boy, who lives with his parents in Las Chafiras is believed to be British. He was playing in a children’s play area at the site in El Médano when the dog jumped out of its owner’s car and attacked him, inflicting multiple facial injuries.

Surgeons at the Candelaria Hospital in La Laguna operated yesterday. The child is now recovering rapidly.

The owner of the dog faces prosecution over the incident. Local media reports say he left the window of the car wide open, which allowed the dog to jump out of the vehicle. The Rottweiler is being held in kennels until its fate is decided.