How the heroes saved Sarah Pete from a dingo pack attack when she was hurt while jogging on Kegari aka Fraser Island
Sara Pit was attacked by a dingo in Kegari, she suffered 30 bites and deep wounds. Two men rescued her by punching the dingoes.
A woman seriously injured after being mauled by a pack of dingoes has been identified as her heroes revealed how they rescued her.
Brisbane woman Sarah Peet, 23, suffered 30 bites from a pack of four dingoes while running alone on Orchid Beach in Kegari, formerly Fraser Island, on Monday.
It is understood he was given emergency first aid by his mother, a nurse who was on the island, while two male passers-by stopped the brutal attack.
He was airlifted to nearby Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition around 11am with multiple severe bites and deep lacerations to his upper arm.
The two men are said to have stopped their 4WD after seeing Ms Peet being mauled by a dingo in the water.
Brisbane woman Sarah Pitt (above) was mauled by a pack of four dingoes on K’Gari, east of Fraser Island, on Monday morning.
Ms Pitt (above) was airlifted to nearby Hervey Bay Hospital with around 30 bites and a deep cut to her upper arm.
One of them ran into the sea and punched a dingo in the head to free him, Nine News reported.
As he took Mrs. Peet on his camel, his friend circled them with his own vehicle to prevent the dingo pack from approaching.
Paramedic Matthew Steer told the Courier Mail, ‘Thankfully in these circumstances he was able to escape with the help of a passerby who really needed a pat on the back.
‘He was lucky he was able to help put her away there.’
Queensland Environment Minister Leanne Lynard said authorities had not decided whether they would euthanize the dingoes responsible.
One of them is believed to be a collared wild dog that was chosen for research observation of dingo behavior.
It is understood that two men rescued Mrs Peet by punching a dingo in the head to free her (stock image of two dingoes)
Another of the four dingoes had already been assessed as ‘high risk’ after lunging at someone ‘with intent to communicate’ during a previous incident.
Meanwhile, busy areas around the island – including campsites and accommodation – have been stocked with ‘dingo stick’ bins.
The bins are filled with PVC pipes which tourists are advised to use against dingoes if they attack them.
Ms Lynard described dingo safety as a ‘partnership’ with visitors to the island expected to follow safety advice to avoid provoking the dogs.
Part of that advice is only running in fenced areas because it can excite wild dogs.
‘Dingoras are pack animals, they tend to be very territorial so they stay within their specific area – that’s the kind of behavior they exhibit,’ he said.
‘The behavior of the dingoes was not relayed to me in any way [on Monday] It was unusual but it’s very worrying that they weren’t scared.’
Queensland Parks and Wildlife has not yet decided whether it will euthanise the four dingoes that attacked Miss Peet (above) – one of the dogs was already assessed as ‘high risk’ while the other was part of a research programme.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife said it would provide an update on Wednesday.
Last month a dingo was killed in Kegari for the first time since 2019 following a series of violent attacks on the island since April.
The attacks included two incidents where a 10-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl were trapped underwater after being bitten by wild dogs.
At the time footage emerged of a dingo biting the bottom of a French backpacker as he sunbathed.
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