Dingo ‘tried to hold girl underwater’ during attack on K’gari beach

A primary school-aged girl has been flown to hospital after a dingo attacked her while she swam at Queensland’s Fraser Island.

Apr 04, 2023, updated Apr 04, 2023
A dingo in the surf at K'Gari. (Photo: ABC, Cassandra Smith)

A dingo in the surf at K'Gari. (Photo: ABC, Cassandra Smith)

The girl was swimming in shallow water on the eastern side of the popular destination island on Monday when the dingo grabbed her, attempting to hold her underwater.

Nearby family members were able to free the girl from the animal, however she suffered bites to her head and fingers.

An RACQ LifeFlight Rescue arrived about 5pm. The girl was treated by paramedics and a critical care doctor before being flown to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

Late last year, a five-year-old boy was flown to hospital after being jumped on by a dingo that bit his arm, head and buttocks while playing on a beach at Fraser Island, also known as K’gari.


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