Boy suffers ‘significant wounds’ in dingo pack attack on Fraser Island

A MOTHER and her son, believed to be French tourists, have been attacked by a pack of dingoes on Fraser Island.

Emergency crews were called to Eurong beach around 5.45pm on Thursday amid reports the pair had suffered serious injuries.

“It was reported to our officers that the mother and child had just (got out of) a vehicle and were walking down the beach, when they came across the pack of dingoes,” Michael Augustus from the QAS explained.


“They panicked and ran back towards the vehicle and it’s then the pack chased them and attacked,” Mr Augustus said.

“Our paramedics found the (woman) had multiple superficial bites, predominantly to the lower limbs.

“The 10-year-old male child has significant wounds to his legs, arms and face.”

The boy was airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

His mother, who is aged in her 20s, was also flown to the same hospital in a stable condition.