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Paramedics say a father saved his 14-month-old son from dingoes that dragged the boy from a campsite on an Australian island.

Paramedic Ben Du Toit says the boy had deep cuts on his head from the attack on Fraser Island in Queensland state.

The loved ones was sleeping when a dingo entered their campervan. Du Toit says the parents awoke to their son’s cries, the sound fading as he was dragged away.

The father ran outdoors and fought off various dingoes to rescue his son.

Frank Bertoli, a pilot for RACQ Life Flight, told Australian Broadcasting Corporation that the parents’ “swift considering” possibly saved the boy from far more serious injuries.

The boy was airlifted to a hospital early on Friday.

Bertoli says it is the third dingo attack on Fraser Island this year.

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