The following is based on information received from a law enforcement agency. The person(s) is innocent unless proven otherwise in court.

WILDWOOD - The Wildwood Police Department, as of Aug. 16, was attempting to locate and identify a subject who was involved in an incident on the Wildwood beach earlier in the morning.

According to a release, that incident left a young child with severe injuries from a dog bite. The child was airlifted to the hospital for treatment of his injuries and is expected to require extensive surgeries.

The subject was described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, about 6-feet tall, with a thin build, and a thin beard. 

At the time of the incident, he was accompanied by a white female with blonde hair who was believed to be in her 20s and wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt. 

The dog involved was described as a pit-bull type breed and was black and white.

Detectives continue to review surveillance video from various locations in an attempt to determine where the pair fled. Additional photographs will be posted from those videos as they become available.

Anyone with information about the identity of the subject is asked to contact the Wildwood Police Department at (609) 522-0222, by email using jelwell@wildwoodpd.com, or anonymously by texting "TIP WPD3" followed by you message to 888777.

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