A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy has been airlifted to hospital after being attacked by a dingo on Queensland’s Fraser Island.
It happened as the boy ran up a sand dune on the world heritage-listed Island on Saturday afternoon.
The child sustained lacerations and punctures to his lower legs and was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.
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RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aircrewman, Dan Leggat said the child was attacked after unexpectedly running into a pack of four dingoes.
“The family had finished swimming when the young boy said he wanted to race up a sand dune,” Leggat said.
“Unfortunately, when he got to the top, there was a pack of four dingoes.
“One of the dingoes attacked the boy and bit him on the leg.”
The wild dog population is a protected species on Fraser Island, which is home to Australia’s most significant purebred dingo colony.