A woman who was mauled by four dingoes was bitten 30 times before two men ran to her rescue.
Sara Pitt, 23, was jogging along Orchid Beach in Kegari, Queensland, formerly known as Fraser Island, when she was attacked on Monday morning.
Ms Peet, 23, from Brisbane, was forced to run into the water after the animals repeatedly bit her.
Two men driving a ute four-wheeler along the beach saw Mrs Peet and managed to turn their car towards the dingoes to scare them away.
They had to punch the animals to get her off the woman before putting her in the back of their ute and driving her to safety.
Sara Pitt, 23, was jogging along Orchid Beach in Kegari, Queensland, formerly known as Fraser Island, on Monday morning when she was attacked by four dingoes.
Ms Pitt’s mother, who works as a nurse, was also on the beach at the time and administered first aid on shore, the Courier Mail reported.
The 23-year-old suffered several bite wounds to his arms and torso and a deep cut to his upper arm.
He was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition and will receive further treatment for his injuries.
Paramedic Matthew Steer said the woman had been ‘corralled and harassed’ by the dingoes, with three to four involved in the attack.
‘Naturally you can expect he was quite upset, it was a very painful ordeal for him,’ he said.
The attack is the latest in several incidents on the island in recent months.
A dingo has been euthanized after several attacks on humans, including biting a French tourist while sunbathing on the eastern side of the island.
Kegari has seen a series of dingo attacks in recent months (stock image).
Earlier this month, an eight-year-old boy was mauled by a dingo while being held by his father.
The dingo jumped up and bit the boy on the buttock, leaving punctures and scratches on his back.
A few weeks ago, a 10-year-old boy was bitten on the shoulder by a dingo before being dragged underwater near a campsite in June.
Despite the rising number of attacks, rangers have angrily rejected calls to cull dingo populations in tourist destinations.
Ranger-in-charge Linda Behrendorf said, ‘In the conditions of Kegari there is no alternative to killing – killing for the sake of killing’.
‘Our job is to reduce risk.
‘You have to know the individuals, you have to work with individual dingoes and you have to work with the conditions that those dingoes are in.’
Rangers confirmed the woman was chased into the sea by at least three dingoes and said her actions increased the risk of attack.
‘We are led to believe that he was initially running alone,’ Ms Behrendorff said.
‘We have to work with people who are going to the island – how not to put yourself in a situation that could lead to a compromising position.’
A French tourist was bitten on the buttocks by a dingo earlier this year
At least one animal in the pack was classified as at risk and has a collar with a device to track movement and behavior.
‘This is an animal with high risk potential,’ said Ms Behrendorff.
‘One of the dingoes we identified had been involved in a previous incident involving communication … it was lunging to communicate.’
Camera collars have been used to track dingo movements and their human interactions on the island since 2011.
The collars are lightweight and worn by the dingo for up to three months, released by a timed drop-off mechanism.
Ms Behrendoff said any decision about the future of the dingoes involved in the attack would be made at a ‘very high level’.