Queensland boy airlifted to hospital after vicious dog attack

A boy is recovering after being attacked by a dog in queenslandGympie region.

The boy, believed to be four years old, suffered “significant facial injuries” and was airlifted to hospital, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said.

The child was stable when the transfer was made.

Emergency services were called to a private property in Widgee on the Sunshine Coast around 2pm yesterday.

It is not yet clear which breed of dog was responsible for the attack.

A Queensland Police spokesman said Gympie Regional Council would take up the matter.

The attack comes alongside reports of a separate incident in which a woman was allegedly attacked by a dog at Froggy Beach, Coolangatta, on the Gold Coast.

According to social media posts, the woman was attacked by a stranger’s dog.

But the Gold Coast City Council said it has not yet received an official complaint.

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