PICTURED: Young mum mauled to death by a pack of pit bulls at a suburban home as she visited friends
- Mother was mauled to death by three dogs at a home Milton Road, Maryborough
- Amanda Carmichael suffered critical injuries to her head, chest and left arm
- Dogs involved in the attack are believed to be ‘mixed-breed’ pit bull terriers
A Queensland mother has been identified as the woman who was fatally mauled by three cross-breed dogs.
Amanda Carmichael was visiting a home in Maryborough, in Queensland’s Fraser Coast region, about 9am on Tuesday when the pit bull terriers attacked her.
Ms Carmichael, 41, was a beloved mother and well-liked member of her community.
Maryborough Patrol Group Acting Inspector Wade Lee told reporters at the scene Ms Carmichael suffered critical injuries to her neck, chest and arm during the attack.
Others were present at the home and called emergency services, but Ms Carmichael died at the scene.
Amanda Carmichael was visiting a home in Maryborough, in Queensland’s Fraser Coast region, about 9am on Tuesday when the pit bull terriors attacked her
One woman who knew Ms Carmichael described her as a ‘beautiful, darling friend’ who will be ‘missed ever so dearly’.
David Kindelan, a friend of Ms Carmichael, told The Chronicle she had endured a ‘troubled few years’ but was always friendly and good company.
Police say the three dogs involved in the attack are ‘believed to be cross-breeds’, while the ABC reports they’re pit bull terrier mixes.
The canines had been confined to a shed on the property by the time emergency personnel arrived.
It is understood they did not permanently live at the home where the tragedy occurred. Fraser Coast Regional Council officers were called to transfer each dog into a cage and remove them from the property.
Ms Carmichael, who was aged in her 40s, was a beloved mother and well-liked member of her community
One of the dogs which mauled the woman to death on Tuesday morning
Fraser Coast Regional Council officers were called to transfer each dog into a cage and remove them from the property.
The fate of the dogs is yet to be determined.
Maryborough Acting Inspector Wade Lee said initial investigations into the death suggest the incident was ‘a very tragic accident’.
‘There’s no criminality involved; it’s just tragic and sad,’ he said.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
The animals have been removed from the Maryborough home by officers from the Fraser Coast Regional Council
The woman, believed to be aged in her late 30s or early 40s, was visiting the property when she was attacked