Sleeping baby dragged from campervan by pack of dingoes on Fraser Island

A baby has been rescued after a pack of dingoes dragged him from his bed.

The attack took place as the 14-month-old boy was asleep inside a campervan the family was staying in on Fraser Island, north of Brisbane.

His father woke and followed the sounds of the attack after the toddler began crying as he was hauled into a nearby bush by at least two dingoes.

When he found and fought off the dingoes, one had the young boy's head in its mouth. The boy suffered severe puncture wounds to his leg and upper body as well as head injuries.

The family was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in the early hours of Friday before being transferred to Queensland Children's Hospital in Brisbane where he is a stable condition.

It's the third dingo attack on Fraser Island in four months after a nine-year-old boy and his mother were attacked in February and a six-year-old boy was bitten several times in January.

Emergency services personnel told 7 News that the public need to stay as far away from dingoes as possible.

"Just stay well clear of them, keep all food sources well locked up and away from dingoes, and never walk alone, always walk in groups," paramedic Ben Du Toit said.


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