The attack happened in the early morning (local time) on fraser island, the world’s largest sand island about 1000 kilometers north of sydney. According to the national park administration, the 23-year-old had previously left his campsite and lost his bearings. He would then fall asleep alone on a path.
The young man was flown by helicopter to a hospital in the state of queensland. "His condition is stable," said a spokesman for the local health authority. He will not have to stay too long in the hospital. He could not say anything about the exact identity and origin of the german.