Margate Police Department

Dog Attack in Margate Leaves One Dead, Another Seriously Injured

84-year-old Carolyn Varanese was pronounced deceased at the scene by Margate Fire Rescue, while her son 57-year-old Joseph Varanese was transported to Northwest Medical Center with serious injuries

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The Margate Police Department is investigating after a dog attack in a resident's home resulted in an elderly woman's death.

Officials said the incident took place around 9:45 p.m. Friday at 6185 Southwest 1st Street.

The dog attacked its owners while inside their home. 84-year-old Carolyn Varanese was pronounced deceased at the scene by Margate Fire Rescue, while her son 57-year-old Joseph Varanese was transported to Northwest Medical Center with serious injuries.

Joseph was treated at the hospital and released. The dog was turned over to the custody of Broward County Animal Control.

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