A dingo has attacked a two-year-old boy on Fraser Island (K’gari), with the child now in Bundaberg Hospital. Emergency services were called to Orchid Beach about 7:40am on Saturday.
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The boy suffered superficial injuries to his neck, shoulder, buttocks and thigh in the attack which happened after he wandered away from a holiday house where his family was staying.
Queensland Ambulance Service paramedic Kevin Charteris said neighbours and bystanders chased the dingo away before attempting to stop the boy’s bleeding.
He said the boy’s family had been “quite responsible”.
“They’d locked their house securely [for the night], they’d double-checked everything. They’re very dingo aware,” he said.
“Unfortunately, this morning, [they] were sleeping in and found that one of their children had somehow managed to go for a wander.”
He said the boy was “very lucky to still be alive” after sustaining about a dozen wounds.
“It certainly could have been much, much more tragic,” he said.
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