The Wildwood Police Department is searching for the owner of a dog that was involved in an incident on the Wildwood Beach early Friday morning which left a young child with severe injuries from a bite.

According to police, the child was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries and is expected to require extensive surgeries.

Dog attack suspect - Photo: Wildwood Police Dept

Wildwood Police say the pictured subject is a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, about 6-feel tall, with a thin build, and a thin beard. At the time of the incident, he was with a white female with blonde hair who was believed to be in her 20s and wearing a dark colored sweatshirt. The dog involved is described as being a pit bull-type breed and is black and white in color.

Dog attack suspect - Photo: Wildwood Police Dept

Anyone with information about the person or dog pictured is urged to contact Wildwood Police at (609) 522-0222.

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