On July 31, 2015 at approximately 3:45 pm Great Bend Fire/ EMS and the Great Bend Police Department responded to a house in the 2800 block of 17th Street, in reference to a dog bite. Upon arrival, officers found that a woman who lived at the residence had suffered significant injuries from being attacked by a pitbull type dog, which belonged to her live-in boyfriend. The woman was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital by EMS, but was later flown to a hospital in Wichita to be treated for her injuries.
The dog was impounded and euthanized, at the request of the owner. The case is still under investigation, and charges will likely be forthcoming.