Published: Mon, April 22, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Australian father saves toddler being dragged away by dingoes

Australian father saves toddler being dragged away by dingoes

Details have emerged of a Fraser Island dingo attack on a 14-month-old boy overnight.

A toddler has escaped with cuts to his neck and head after his father snatched him from a dingo's jaws on Queensland's Fraser Island.

Paramedic Ben Du Toit told local media the father, who has not been named, "found the dingo dragging the toddler away from the campervan".

His parents were woken to the harrowing sound of his screams "getting further away from the campervan", said a paramedic.

The father ran outside and fought off several dingoes to rescue his son.

Air ambulance pilot Frank Bertoli, who attended the scene at Fraser Island in Queensland, praised the parents' "quick thinking".

9News reports that the child and his parents were flown to Hervey Bay Hospital.

Dingos are renown for killing babies and this attack is the third attack so far this year.

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"I think he made his way under the canvas to get into the camper trailer", Bertoli added, referring to the dingo.

Extra rangers have been assigned to investigate the attack and patrol the island. People are also not advised to run as it can trigger negative dingo interaction. The largest sand island in the world is a popular tourist destination and is home to around 200 dingoes.

"They said that the main dingo was surrounded by others".

"Rangers are attempting to identify the dingoes involved".

They recommend staying within arms length of children, walking in groups, locking up food away from tents.

The latest attack is reminiscent of the 1980 tragedy involving two-month-old Azaria Chamberlain.

Michael and Lindy Chamberlain leave the Law Courts Darwin on September 16, 1982 following the first few days of the Supreme Court trial of their missing child.

In February, a nine-year-old boy and his mother were admitted to hospital after a dingo pack chased them down and mauled them. But the girl's jacket was found three years later near a dingo den in the desert, exonerating her parents. The convictions were overturned in 1988 after the chance find of a piece of Azaria's clothing near a dingo lair.

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