6-year-old boy hospitalized after dingo attack in Australia

A dingo stands in an enclosure at the Dingo Discovery and Research Center in rural Victoria.

(CNN)A 6-year-old boy was rushed to a hospital Saturday after being attacked by a dingo, a native wild dog, in Australia's Queensland.

The boy was camping with his family on Fraser Island, off the eastern Queensland coast, and had finished swimming when he was set upon by a pack of dingoes, according to RACQ LifeFlight Rescue.
"The family had finished swimming when the young boy said he wanted to race up a sand dune," RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aircrewman, Dan Leggat said in a statement. "Unfortunately, when he got to the top, there was a pack of four dingoes.
"One of the dingoes attacked the boy and bit him on the leg," he said.
    Paramedics found the boy with multiple puncture wounds to his leg, CNN affiliate Nine News reported. He was flown to a Harvey Bay hospital for treatment and remains in a stable condition.