A dingo has been put down after it mauled a French tourist and her nine-year-old son in a gruesome attack on a popular holiday island.
A 24-year-old woman and her young child remain in a stable condition after they were set upon by a pack of dingoes on Fraser Island, off the Queensland coast on Thursday night.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services (QWPS) officers managed to catch one of the dingoes and euthanised the animal.
They are still searching for a second dingo.
A dingo has been put down after it mauled a French tourist and her nine-year-old son in a gruesome attack on a popular holiday island (stock image)
Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) spokesperson Michael Augustus said the mother and child had left their vehicle at Eurong Beach - on the east coast of the island - when they came across the animals.
'The couple both panicked and ran back towards the vehicle and it was at that time when the pack actually chased them and attacked,' he said.
Another QAS spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia, at the time of the attack, that the young boy suffered lacerations to his leg and face and his mother received puncture wounds to her arms.
The duo were airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital by the Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter in a stable condition.
Lifeflight said the aeromedical crew worked alongside paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) to stabilise the pair before flying them to hospital.
The journey was a six-hour round trip and the crew did not return to the base until midnight.
The Department of Environment and Science said the incident would be investigated by parks and wildlife and patrols increased on the island.
'Rangers will also increase patrols at campgrounds and other island arrival points to warn visitors of the dangers associated with dingoes,' a spokesman said.
The incident comes a month after a six-year-old boy was attacked by four dingoes on a family camping trip on Fraser Island.
The young boy was bitten on the leg and was airlifted to hospital.
A 24-year-old woman and her young child remain in a stable condition after a pack of dingoes set upon them on Fraser