Savage bashing stuns tourists
PERTH tourists Dallas and Ros Adamus watched horrified as a gang of gutless thugs viciously bashed a man at Yeppoon on Thursday night.
The couple had been staying in a beachfront room of an Anzac Parade hotel when they witnessed the gang of men attack a 25-year-old Rockhampton man in a carpark in front of Yeppoon Main Beach.
Between 6pm and 6.30pm the couple watched as a group of men began hitting a man walking his dog.
"People were really frightened, there was a lady rushing to get her child into the car,'' Mrs Adamus said.
"There were about 20 people there, one man tried to step in and help but he was also punched.
"I think what sparked it was the man's dog barked at them.
The dog did the right thing and tried to defend his owner.''
Mr Adamus, who had to retire as a painter due to injury, said he had noticed the men who attacked the other man earlier that afternoon.
"I saw them driving around and they looked like they were looking for trouble,'' he said.
"When they were assaulting the man they were jumping on his face and head.
"I would have gone over to help, but I am on crutches.
"They were actually taunting him as well,'' Mrs Adamus added.
"I'm surprised the young man didn't sustain serious brain damage.
"It was the most vicious attack I've ever seen.''
Police and ambulance were called to the scene and the man was taken to Yeppoon Hospital and later re-leased.
Only that afternoon the couple had bought a home on Meikleville Hill, planning to retire next year.