Queensland boy airlifted to hospital after vicious dog attack
Posted On April 24, 2022
A toddler is recovering after being attacked by a dog in Queensland‘s Gympie region.
The young boy, believed to be aged four, suffered “significant facial injuries” and was air-lifted to hospital, a spokesperson for the Queensland Ambulance Service said.
The boy was in a stable condition when the transfer took place.
Emergency services were called to a private property in Widgee on the Sunshine Coast at about 2pm yesterday.
It is not yet clear what breed of dog was responsible for the attack.
A spokesperson for Queensland police said the matter would be dealt with by Gympie Regional Council.
The attack comes alongside reports of a separate incident where a woman was allegedly set upon by a dog at Froggy Beach, Coolangatta, on the Gold Coast.
According to social media posts, the woman was set upon by a stranger’s dog.
But the Gold Coast City Council said it is yet to receive an official complaint.