Boy sustains bite wounds after dingo attack

Ash Cant
·1-min read

A child has been attacked by dingoes on Queensland’s Fraser Island.

Queensland Ambulance said on Twitter the male child sustained four “minor” puncture wounds from the dingo bite at around 9.30am on Thursday.

Paramedics are still en-route to the scene.

The incident happened about 200km north of Brisbane at Orchid Beach on Fraser Island, also known as K'gari.

A file picture of a dingo on Fraser Island. Source: AAP, file
The child was bitten by the dingo at Orchid Beach on Fraser Island. Source: AAP (file picture)

Queensland’s Department of Environment and Science also tweeted about the incident and said two dingoes were involved.

“Rangers are at Orchid Beach, K'gari (Fraser Island) where two wongaris [dingoes] were involved in an incident resulting in significant bite wounds to a visitor,” the tweet said,

“First responders are giving first aid treatment to the patient. No further details are available at this time.”

In a later tweet, DES said the boy was being treated for “minor” injuries and said rangers were investigating.

According to Nine News the boy was nine-years-old.

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