Amanda Carmichael was fatally attacked by three dogs while visiting a friend’s house in Maryborough, three hours north of Brisbane, on Tuesday morning.
Amanda Carmichael was visiting a home in Maryborough, in Queensland’s Fraser Coast region, about 9 am on Tuesday when the pit bull terriers attacked her.
The best friend of the woman killed by a group of dogs in a suburban Queensland backyard says the mum “had a heart of gold” as the local council moved to put down the dogs in the wake of the attack.
She was 41 years old.
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 home and called emergency services, but Ms Carmichael died at the scene.
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She died at the scene, and the dogs, which had been brought to the address that morning, were seized by council officers.
Fraser Coast mayor George Seymour said the dogs had been put down.
“Our condolences and thoughts are with the family,” he said.
“This is a tragic event that is now subject to a police investigation, and until the coronial inquest has been undertaken, we can not comment on the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“The dogs were unregistered.
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.