Infant boy airlifted after dingo attack at Fraser Island
The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has transferred a young patient, injured in a dingo attack last night on Fraser Island, from Hervey Bay Hospital, to the Queensland Children's Hospital.
The aeromedical team, including a LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic, landed at QCH just before 10 o'clock this morning and transferred the infant into the care of specialists.
It's believed the dingo dragged the child from the camper van, where he had been sleeping with his parents.
They were woken by their son's cries, which were becoming more distant.
The father ran outside, to find dingo had dragged his child some distance from the van.
The father fought off the dingo and succeeded in getting the boy away.
The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedic, based on the island, was the first to treat the child's injuries, until the arrival of the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.
The helicopter was sent to the island at 12:40am.
The patient was airlifted in a stable condition to hospital.
His mother travelled with him in the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.