The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC reported, citing emergency services, that the victim was jogging on Kagari Island (formerly Fraser Island) when the animals attacked him.
The woman fled into the sea, but two dingoes followed her there. The animals bit the runner’s upper body and legs. The victim was transported to the hospital by helicopter.
Dingoes are animals believed to have transformed from domestic dogs to wild animals that have lived in Australia for thousands of years. Kgarry Island, the world’s largest sand island, off the coast of Queensland, is famous for its dingo population.
Recently, dingo attacks have become more frequent. In June, a ten-year-old boy was bitten by a dingo and dragged into the water. The boy was rescued by his 12-year-old sister.
Earlier, a French tourist was bitten by a dingo while sunbathing. In April, a six-year-old girl was attacked while playing in shallow water.
According to the Australian Department of the Environment, there have been a total of 33 dingo attacks since 2018. Queensland authorities estimate there are between 25 and 30 dingoes living in Kagari. The herd consists of 3-12 individuals. Animals that do not bark but howl like wolves are protected on the island.