Tuesday , July 27 2021

Boy, 6, taken by helicopter to hospital after dingo attack

A six-year-old boy was taken by helicopter to the hospital after being attacked by a dingo on Queensland's Fraser Island.

It happened when the boy climbed a sand dune on the Isle of Mankind on Saturday afternoon.

The child suffered lacerations and perforations in the lower legs and was taken by helicopter to the hospital in Hervey Bay in stable condition.


PHOTO: RACQ LifeFlight

PHOTO: RACQ LifeFlight

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aircrewman, Dan Leggat said the child was attacked after unexpectedly running in a pack of four dingos.

"The family finished swimming when the boy said he wanted to climb a sand dune," said Leggat.

"Unfortunately, when he reached the top, there was a pack of four dingos.

"One of the dingos attacked the boy and bit him in the leg."

The wild dog population is a protected species on Fraser Island, home to Australia's most important dingo colony.

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