A toddler has been airlifted to hospital after being dragged from a campervan by a dingo on Queensland’s Fraser Island.
The family was camping near Eurong on the island’s southeast when one dingo got into the campervan around 12.30am and snatched the 14-month-old boy by the head.
The boy began to cry as the dingo dragged him away towards bushland.
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Ben Du Toit from Queensland Ambulance says the boy’s cries woke the parents.
“His dad got out of the campervan to investigate and found the dingo dragging the toddler away from the campervan.
“He also spotted several other dingoes in the area, in the immediate vicinity and immediately ran up and grabbed his son.”
The father then chased the dingo’s away before calling Triple-zero.
The boy suffered lacerations to his neck and head.
Paramedics met the family at the Eurong Beach Resort before the RACQ Lifeflight helicopter was called.
He was then airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.
Mr Du Toit says people visiting Fraser Island need to heed rangers’ advice and stay away from dingoes.
“Just stay well clear of them, keep all food sources well locked up and away from dingoes, and never walk alone, always walk in groups.”