'Terrifying ordeal': Girl, 3, airlifted to hospital after kangaroo attack at home

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A young girl has been airlifted to hospital with severe facial and body injuries after being attacked by a kangaroo at her NSW home.

At about 5.30pm on Thursday, NSW ambulance officers were called to a report the young girl had suffered extensive injuries in the remote town of Armidale, prompting a paramedic road crew and a rescue helicopter to be dispatched.

The girl, aged just 3, was attacked on the back porch of her home, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

When paramedics arrived, they treated the girl for deep lacerations to her head, back and arm.

"The young patient had suffered a number of deep lacerations, including a wound to the side of her head as a result of this attack," NSW ambulance Inspector Brian Lakin said in a statement.

The girl was airlifted to hospital following the kangaroo attack. Source: Getty (file)
The girl was airlifted to hospital following the kangaroo attack. Source: Getty (file)

"There is no doubt this would have been a terrifying ordeal for the little girl, who appeared to be in shock when paramedics arrived.

"This is a reminder to everyone about how unpredictable wild animals can be."

The girl was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

The attack comes just days after a Victorian teenager was left hospitalised after a kangaroo jumped on her moving dirt bike.

Jemima Song, 14, was left unconscious by the collision and spent ten days in hospital with ruptured organs, Nine News reported this week.

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