Little girl is mauled by a dingo on Fraser Island suffering injuries to the back of her head – rescue helicopter on scene
- Little girl mauled by a dingo in Queensland
- Attack occurred on Fraser Island, known as K’gari
- She was left with superficial injuries to her head
A little girl has suffered injuries to the back of her head after being mauled by a dingo on Fraser Island, now known as K’gari.
A rescue helicopter was deployed to the island, located along the southeastern coast of Queensland‘s Wide Bay-Burnett area, just after 4pm on Tuesday.
The little girl is believed to be about six-years-old and sustained only superficial injuries from the dingo bite.
A little girl has suffered injuries to the back of her head after being mauled by a dingo on Fraser Island, now known as K’gari
An ambulance has also been sent to the scene.
It comes just months after a five-year-old boy was hospitalised after he was ‘jumped on’ by a dingo at a campground in Fraser Island.
The attack happened as the young child was visiting Ocean Lake campground on the island, also known as K’gari, on December 18.
His dad managed to pull the dingo off his son before the child and his mother were flown from the island to Hervey Bay Airport by LifeFlight helicopter.
The pair were then driven to hospital.
The attack came just weeks after the Queensland government warned of increased dingo activity and finished a new seven-kilometre fence that wraps around the nearby Orchid Beach township.
The area is known as a hotspot for dingo attacks with at least a dozen incidents recorded in the last 20 years.