A woman who was mauled by up to four dingoes was bitten up to 30 times before two men rushed to her rescue.
Sarah Peet, 23, was running along Orchid Beach on K’gari, formerly known as Fraser Island, in Queensland, on Monday morning when she was attacked.
Ms Peet, 23, from Brisbane, was forced to run into the water after she was repeatedly bitten by the animals.
Two men driving a jeep along the beach saw Mrs. Peet and managed to swerve her car into the dingoes to scare them off.
They reportedly had to beat the animals in a desperate attempt to get them off the woman, before placing her in the back of their ute and taking her to safety.
Sarah Peet, 23, was jogging along Orchid Beach on K’gari, formerly Fraser Island, in Queensland on Monday morning when she was attacked by up to four dingoes.
Ms. Peet’s mother, who works as a nurse, was also on the beach at the time and administered first aid to her on shore, the mail informed.
The 23-year-old suffered multiple bite wounds to her arms and torso, and a deep laceration to her upper arm.
She was transferred in a stable condition to Hervey Bay Hospital and will undergo further treatment for her injuries.
Paramedic Matthew Steer said the woman had been “cornered and harassed” by the dingoes, with between three and four involved in the attack.
“Naturally, as you would expect, she was quite upset, it’s been a very traumatic ordeal for her,” he said.
The attack is the latest in a series of incidents on the island in recent months.
A dingo had to be euthanized after several attacks on humans, including being bitten by a French tourist while sunbathing on the east side of the island.
There have been a number of dingo attacks on K’gari in recent months (file image)
Earlier this month, an eight-year-old boy was attacked by a dingo while being held by his father.
The dingo jumped up and bit the boy on the buttocks, leaving him with puncture wounds and scratches on his back.
While weeks earlier, a 10-year-old boy was bitten on the shoulder by a dingo before being swept underwater near a campsite in June.
Despite the increasing number of attacks, rangers have angrily rejected calls to cull the dingo population at the tourist destination.
“Culling in the K’gari situation is not an option, culling for cull’s sake,” said ranger-in-charge Linda Behrendorff.
‘Our job is to mitigate risk.
“You need to know the people, you need to work with the individual dingoes, and you also need to work with the situation that those dingoes are in.”
Rangers confirmed the woman was chased into the ocean by at least three dingoes and said her actions increased the risk of attack.
“We have been led to believe that she was initially running alone,” Ms Berendorff said.
“We need to work with the people who visit the island, how not to put themselves in a situation that can lead to a compromising position.”
A dingo bit a French tourist on the buttocks earlier this year.
At least one of the animals in the herd has been classified as at risk and has a collar with a device to track movement and behavior.
“This is a potentially high-risk animal,” Ms Behrendorff said.
“One of the dingoes that we have identified has been involved in a previous incident that was involved in contact… it was pounced with the intent to make contact.”
The camera collars have been used to track the movements of dingoes and their human interactions on the island since 2011.
The collars are lightweight and are worn by dingoes for up to three months, being released via a timed delivery mechanism.
Ms Behrendoff said that any decisions that are made about the future of the dingoes involved in the attack will be made “at much higher levels”.