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Woman attacked by dingoes while jogging on Fraser Island

The woman was attacked by a pack of dingoes on Monday morning and was taken to hospital by helicopter.

A woman in her 20s has been hospitalised after a pack of dingoes attacked her while on a jog on Queensland's Fraser Island (K'gari) on Monday morning.

It is believed the woman was jogging in the Orchid Beach area at around 9am when she was set upon by four dingoes (wongari).

The 24-year-old woman ran into the water to try and escape the attack, during which she sustained serious injuries to her legs and arms from three of the animals, according to the Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES).

A photo of the woman who was attacked by dingoes being taken to Hervey Bay Hospital by paramedics.
A woman jogging near Orchid Beach at K’gari (Fraser Island) has been attacked by dingoes and flown to hospital with serious injuries. Source: 7News

Two men rescue woman from attack

Spotting the attack, two men in a four-wheel-drive on the beach "rushed into the ocean to assist the woman", a spokesperson for DES said in a statement.

"They placed the woman into the back of the utility and headed to Orchid Beach fenced area."

They then called emergency services while she was receiving first aid at the beach and a rescue helicopter was sent to the island, The Courier Mail reports.

A photo of a dingo at K’gari (Fraser Island). Another photo of the island.
The woman was jogging near Orchid Beach at Fraser Island when she was chased by the dingoes (not pictured) into the water. Source: Department of Environment and Science

Woman taken in helicopter to hospital

The woman has since been flown to Hervey Bay Hospital on a LifeFlight rescue helicopter at around 11am, and is in a stable condition.

This latest attack comes after a 10-year-old boy was attacked and dragged underwater by a dingo on the island last month.

"The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) extends our sympathies to the woman and her family and friends, and wishes her a speedy recovery," a DES spokesperson said.

"QPWS rangers will conduct further investigations to identify the wongari responsible for the incident. It is understood that one of the animals involved was a collared wongari."

"Residents and visitors to the island are advised to Be Dingo-safe! at all times."

It is recommend not to run or jog on the island as that can "can trigger a negative dingo interaction".

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