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Dingo attacks young child on Fraser Island

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted a young boy, who was bitten on the leg by a dingo, from Fraser Island earlier this afternoon. 

The child was returning to his campsite with his family when he was attacked. 

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aircrewman, Dan Leggat said the incident occurred following an afternoon swim.

“The family had finished swimming when the young boy said he wanted to race up a sand dune.”

“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,” said Mr Leggat. 

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics treated and stabilised him for transport. 

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed at Eurong helipad, where they met the ambulance.  

He was flown to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition. 
The 2017-2018 financial year was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,452 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

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