Boy, 6, airlifted to hospital after dingo attack

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.


PHOTO: RACQ LifeFlight

PHOTO: RACQ LifeFlight

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.