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Paramedic who rescued baby boy mauled by dingos insists the parents are not to blame for the attack

‘The caravan was sealed tight’: First paramedic to treat baby mauled by dingoes insists his parents are not to blame for the horrific attack and actually saved their son’s life

  • The first paramedic to treat the toddler said the parents weren’t to blame 
  • The boy’s parents woke to noises of the child, who was dragged by the head 
  • An emergency helicopter was at the scene at about 2.30am on Friday morning 

Paramedic Ben Du Toit (pictured) said the parents saved their son’s life by stemming the bleeding on his head

The first paramedic to treat the 14-month-old boy attacked by a dingo insists the parents are not to blame. 

The family were on Queensland’s Fraser Island on Friday morning when a dingo dragged the toddler out of their camper van by his head. 

At least two wild dogs are believed to have popped a clip on the side of the camper van before entering.

The boy’s parents woke to the sounds of screams as one of dingoes dragged the boy outside.

The father chased the wild dogs into nearby bushland and fought them off before calling paramedics.       

The boy’s head was fractured and bleeding heavily. He was treated by paramedics stationed on the island and remains in a stable condition. 

Paramedic Ben Du Toit said the parents saved their son’s life by stemming the bleeding on his head.  

‘Immediately, the parents were really under control. They did an amazing job. They stemmed the bleeding to a large extent, basic first aid things,’ he told 9News.  

‘I can state that the parents did everything right. They weren’t at fault in any way.  

Mr Toit said the parents did not leave their child open to the elements. 

‘From the dad’s description, everything was shut up tight when they went to bed,’ he said. 

The family were on Queensland's Fraser Island on Friday when a dingo dragged the toddler out of the camper van by his head

The family were on Queensland’s Fraser Island on Friday when a dingo dragged the toddler out of the camper van by his head

The boy's parents woke to the sounds of screams as one of dingoes dragged the boy outside

The boy’s parents woke to the sounds of screams as one of dingoes dragged the boy outside 

The boy was treated by paramedics stationed on the island before an RACQ LifeFlight helicopter arrived about 1.40am on Friday.

The victim was bleeding heavily but was in a stable condition in Hervey Bay Hospital by morning. He was later transferred to Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.

He suffered a fractured skull, puncture wounds to his neck and head, and cuts on his legs, scalp and body in the attack. 

The boy's head was bleeding heavily and he was treated by paramedics stationed on the island and remains in a stable condition

The boy’s head was bleeding heavily and he was treated by paramedics stationed on the island and remains in a stable condition 

He suffered a fractured skull, puncture wounds to his neck and head, and cuts on his legs, scalp and body in the attack

He suffered a fractured skull, puncture wounds to his neck and head, and cuts on his legs, scalp and body in the attack 

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