Little girl attacked by dingo on Fraser Island suffers head injuries – rescue helicopter on site
- Dingo little girl on Fraser Island
- A helicopter has sprung up on the island known as Kgari
- The victim sustained injuries to her hands and head
A little girl has sustained injuries to the back of her head and hands after being attacked by a dingo on Fraser Island, now known as Kgari.
A rescue helicopter was deployed to the island, located along the southeast coast of Queensland’s Wide Bay-Burnet district, shortly after 4pm on Tuesday.
The six-year-old was bitten on her hands and the back of her head and was left with puncture marks around her ears after the attack at Waddy Point.
She was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital in central Queensland in stable condition.
A little girl had injuries to the back of her head after being mauled by a dingo on Fraser Island, now known as Kgari.
It comes just months after a five-year-old boy was admitted to hospital after being “jumped” by a dingo in a camp in Kagari.
The attack occurred when the young boy was visiting the island’s Ocean Lake camp on December 18.
His father managed to extract the dingo from his son before the boy and his mother were flown off the island to Hervey Bay Airport by LifeFlight helicopter.
Then the couple was taken to the 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 town of Orchid Beach.
The area is known as a hotspot for dingo attacks with at least twelve incidents recorded in the last twenty years.
It comes just months after a five-year-old was hospitalized after being ‘jumped’ by a dingo at a campsite on Fraser Island (pictured, a dingo warning sign in February 2023)
K’gari is located off the coast of Queensland, 400 kilometers north of Brisbane
Dingo attacks have plagued the area for decades, including nine-year-old Clinton Gage who was killed by two dingoes near Point Valley in April 2001.
His death prompted the authorities to cull about 31 dingoes on the island of Kagari, with about 200 of the wild animals currently believed to live on the island.
In 2021, a two-year-old boy sustained deep injuries to his legs, arms, neck, shoulder, and head after an attack on Orchid Beach.
The boy had wandered outside while his family was sleeping and had been approached by a dingo.
The Fraser Island Dingo is the pure-blooded Australian Dingo and is a protected species on the island with more protection laws than any other species of Dingo in the country.