• Australian dad snatches toddler from jaws of wild dingo

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    An Australian man rescued his 14-month-old son Friday, after the child was dragged away from his bed by a wild dingo, 9News Australia reported.

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    The toddler was sleeping inside a camper on a remote area of Fraser Island in Queensland when two of the wild dogs entered the vehicle. One of them bit the child’s neck, Radio New Zealand reported.


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    Paramedic Ben Du Toit said the dingo began dragging the child into the bush, 9News Australia reported.

    "The parents awoke with the toddler crying and heard the crying getting further away from the campervan," Du Toit told the network.

    The child’s father ran outside and rescued the boy from the jaws of the dog, CNN reported. The boy suffered two deep cuts to the top of his neck and minor cuts to his scalp, Radio New Zealand reported. He was airlifted to a hospital for treatment and was in stable condition, CNN reported.

    "If it wasn't for the parents and their quick thinking and fighting off the dingoes, he probably would have had more severe injuries," Lifeflight pilot Frank Bertoli said at a news conference.


     

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