Toddler airlifted after Fraser Island dingo attack

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a toddler to hospital, after he was attacked by a dingo on Fraser Island, early this morning.

It’s believed the child, who was holidaying with his family, had been playing outside a house, when neighbors heard a commotion.

They reportedly went to investigate and saw a dingo attacking the toddler.

They intervened and emergency services were called in.

The rescue chopper received the call shortly after 7:30am (Saturday 17th April).

As they were flying towards Orchid Beach, the aeromedical crew was talking to the injured child’s father on the phone and advised him to drive his son to the nearby helipad.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) officers met the family at the landing site and began treating the child for multiple injuries, as the chopper landed.

The little boy suffered bites to his head and body.

He was quickly transferred onto the rescue helicopter.

With his mother accompanying him, he was in a stable condition when he was flown to Bundaberg Hospital, under the care of the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue QAS Flight Paramedic.