Boy, 6, attacked by dingoes that "wanted blood" at tourist spot in Australia
A father has revealed the terrifying moment his son was attacked by a pack of dingoes that "wanted blood".
The six-year-old, Michael Schipanski, had been swimming with his parents on Fraser Island in Australia when he was set upon.
He was airlifted to a nearby hospital and is said to be in a stable conditions.
Mark Schipanski said his son was running up the dune when the dingoes saw him and went into "chase-and-kill instinct".
“They wanted blood,” he told the Courier Mail.
“I heard him screaming, bone-chilling screams of terror and fear and pain, and turned around and saw him set upon and dragged down by this pack of dingoes. It was out-of-control, vicious, terrifying.
“He has severe puncture wounds, bite and teeth marks, to both his legs. One dingo had him by the leg and was trying to drag him off down the sand.”
Dan Leggat, Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Lifeflight rescue helicopter crewmen,told news.com.au: “Unfortunately, when he got to the top, there was a pack of four dingoes.
“One of the dingoes attacked the boy and bit him on the leg."
Last year, a 25-year-old woman was bitten on the arm by dingoes at Lake Mackenzie on the island.
The animals are protected by law and roam across the destination.
Speaking about the attack on the boy, Transport Minister Mark Bailey said: “It’s obviously a very traumatic thing for them to experience.
“I’m glad to hear that the six-year-old is being treated and has good care with our health staff in Hervey Bay.”
Fraser island is the world’s largest sand island and is tought ot be home to around 200 dingoes.
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