90 Miles From Tyranny : A Dingo Almost Ate Their BaeBae

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Friday, April 19, 2019

A Dingo Almost Ate Their BaeBae

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Hero dad fights off dingoes to save 14-month-old son

A baby has been dragged away in the mouth of a hungry dingo while his parents were sleeping. They awoke to hear his crying becoming “distant”.

A heroic dad saved his baby son from a dingo’s jaws after the child was dragged from a camper trailer as his family slept at Fraser Island overnight.

The boy’s parents — who were camping with the 14-month-old and his four-year-old sister at Eurong Beach — woke to the sound of their son’s cries, which were “becoming more distant”, according to the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) LifeFlight Rescue.

The father left the van to find the animal had already managed to carry the child some distance away, with other dingoes lurking nearby.

It is believed at least two dingoes managed to enter the trailer without the family noticing.

The boy is now in a stable condition.

After fighting them off, the father retrieved his son and called emergency services.

A Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedic who is based on the island was the first to treat the boy’s injuries.

According to the Courier Mail, they included a fractured skull and puncture wounds to his head and neck.

Rescue pilot Frank Bertoli praised the father’s quick response, and said the parents’ actions likely saved the boy from even more horrific injuries.

“(The boy) was apparently grabbed around the back of the neck area and dragged away,” Mr Bertoli said.

“If it wasn’t for the parents fighting off the dingo he could have had much more severe injuries.”

Mr Bertoli also told the ABC how the dingo was able to carry out the terrifying sneak attack.

“I think he made his way under the canvas to get into the camper trailer,” he said.

“It’s pretty horrific to hear something like that come over the phone and we just wanted to get there to be able to help.

“They said that the main dingo was surrounded by others.”

Paramedic Ben Du Toit also revealed more chilling details about the incident.

“The child’s parents were woken by their son’s cries, which were becoming more distant,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“The dad got out of the campervan to investigate and found the dingo dragging the toddler away from the campervan.

“They also spotted several other dingoes in the area and near the vicinity, and...

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