LifeFlight airlifts young girl after dingo attack

The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew has airlifted a primary school-aged girl to hospital, after she was bitten by a dingo at K’gari (Fraser Island), this afternoon.

It’s believed the young tourist was swimming in shallow water on the eastern side of the island when the dingo tried to grab onto her.

The animal reportedly held her underwater for a few seconds before nearby family members were able to get the dingo off her.

She sustained multiple minor bites to her head and fingers.

The rescue helicopter was called into action around 4.40pm (Mon 3rd April), landing soon after at a nearby helipad on the island.

Local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics helped the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and QAS Flight Paramedic assess the patient for injuries before she was airlifted, with her mother as escort.

The girl was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.