Queensland boy suffers serious facial injuries in dog attack on Wide Bay property

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A toddler has been seriously injured after being mauled by a dog in Queensland’s Wide Bay region.

The boy was at a party on a property in Widgee, near Gympie, on Sunday afternoon, authorities believe.

He went up to the dog, which was tied up, before it bit him on the face.

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It has not been revealed if the boy was familiar to the dog.

Paramedics treated him for serious facial injuries, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said.

A toddler was airlifted to hospital in Brisbane after being attacked by a dog near Gympie.
A toddler was airlifted to hospital in Brisbane after being attacked by a dog near Gympie. Credit: LifeFlight

He was flown to Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane in a stable condition.

The breed of the dog has not been made public.



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