Little girl, 6, rushed to hospital after being mauled by dingo that held her underwater while swimming in sea | The Sun

A LITTLE girl was rushed to hospital after being mauled by a dingo that held her underwater while swimming in the ocean.

The horrific incident happened on Fraser Island, off Australia's east coast.

The six-year-old was swimming in shallow water at Waddy Point Beach on the eastern side of the island when the animal attacked her.

The girl was bitten on her head and suffered puncture wounds around her ear as well as minor cuts to her hands.

A rescue chopper carrying paramedics attended the scene shortly after at around 5pm.

She was subsequently treated and flown to Hervey Bay Hospital in central Queensland where she remains in a stable condition.


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It is believed the wild dog was an untagged male dingo.

A spokesman from Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Team said: "The animal reportedly held her underwater for a few seconds before nearby family members were able to get the dingo off her.

"She sustained multiple minor bites to her head and fingers."

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is investigating.

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