The man’s injuries were so bad that he had to be airlifted to a hospital on the mainland. He suffered serious injuries to his head, legs and arms but he is in stable condition. Since the attack, park rangers have increased their patrol over the island. They are warning vacationers and residents and asking them to stay safe.
“This incident serves as an ongoing reminder that dingoes are wild animals and need to be treated as such,” Queensland Department of National Parks spokesman Ross Belcher said in a statement, according to the Global Post.
“The way to avoid such incidents is for all people to follow the department’s dingo safety messages.”
Cheryl Bryant from Save Fraser Island Dingoes says that Fraser Island visitors are warned about dingoes, but people don’t take the warnings seriously.
“When a few people get together and have a few too many drinks, anything can happen,” she said, as quoted by Australia Network News.