Dingo mauls German tourist
SYDNEY: A German tourist mauled by a dingo was airlifted to a hospital on Australian's east coast, reports said Saturday.
- Published: 28/07/2012 at 05:21 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
The 23-year-old man was in stable condition after suffering serious injuries to his head, legs and arms, the national news agency AAP reported.
The early morning attack on Fraser Island occurred after the man left the campground and had fallen asleep on a track, Ross Belcher, regional manager with the Department of National Parks.
A nine-year-old boy died of injuries after a dingo attack on Fraser Island in 2001.
That incident put pressure on Australian courts to issue a death certificate for a baby who disappeared from a campsite at Uluru, in central Australia, in 1980.
The girl's mother, Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, was initially found guilty of murdering her daughter and served time in prison, but the conviction was later overturned.
The prosecution had argued that dingoes did not kill people.
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