Father saves son from pack of dingoes

A dingo had dragged the 14-month-old from the family's camper when the quick-thinking father intervened and fought off the dingoes.
1:22 | 04/20/19

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Back now with a family camping trip that turned terrifying. Parents waking up to the sound of their infant son crying only to find him being dragged away by wild dingoes. ABC's Julia Macfarlane has the story. Reporter: Tonight, an extraordinary escape for one baby in Australia. A family holiday at a beach famous for tourists turning into a harrowing nightmare as wild dingoes broke into their camper van, dragging their 14-month-old outside. The baby's cries waking the parents. The father running outside to fight off the wild animals who had mauled his son. He was apparently grabbed around the back of the neck area and dragged away. So if it wasn't for the parents and their quick thinking and fighting off the dingoes, he probably would have had more severe injuries. Reporter: The baby, suffering a fractured skull and deep cuts on his head and neck, airlifted to queensland children's hospital in Brisbane for treatment. His parents say he is in a stable condition after surgery. While rare, dingo attacks do happen down under, including a deadly encounter in 1980 that inspired the feature film "A cry in the dark" starring Meryl Streep. The dingo took my baby! Reporter: Tom, Fraser island in Australia attracts tourists from around the world, but there is a worrying trend. This the third small child by dingoes this year. Tom? Glad that father was able to get to his son.

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