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Dingo mauls Australia tourist

2012-07-28 16:34

Sydney - A German tourist mauled by a dingo was airlifted to a hospital on Australian's east coast, reports said on Saturday.

The 23-year-old man was in stable condition after suffering serious injuries to his head, legs and arms, national news agency AAP reported.

Department of National Parks regional manager Ross Belcher said the early morning attack on Fraser Island after the man left the campground and had fallen asleep on a track.

A 9-year-old boy died of injuries after a dingo attack on Fraser Island in 2001.

That incident put pressure on Australian courts to issue a death certificate for a baby who disappeared from a campsite at Uluru, central Australia, in 1980.

The mother was initially found guilty of murder her daughter and served time in prison, but the conviction was later overturned.

The prosecution had argued that dingoes did not kill people.