Police officers talks to a man after two dogs mauled a 75-year-old man at the Frenchville Sports Club carpark.
Police officers talks to a man after two dogs mauled a 75-year-old man at the Frenchville Sports Club carpark. Chris Ison Rokcdog

Hero jumps tall fence to save man

KATHLEEN Randle screamed.

She had just left the Frenchville Sports Club with her husband Ian about 3.30pm Friday when two dogs sprinted across the carpark and attacked him.

A mastiff-cross male dog and his keplie mate were tethered together before they broke free from an industrial bin in the Leamington Street direction.

Ian suffered puncture wounds to his upper left thigh and defensive wounds to his hands before a man in his mid 30s jumped a fence over two-metres high and came to his aid.

"They were coming off and I grabbed the leash," the man, who wished to remain anonymous, said.

A witness said: "As soon as they were restrained, they settled down," a witness said.

Kathleen: "We were crossing the road to our car and the dogs just attacked."

"I just stood there and screamed.

"The dog didn't like me."

A 12-year-old girl who witnessed the attack said Ian screamed "help me, help me".

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics treated Ian, 75, at the scene and he was taken to Rockhampton Hospital for further treatment where he was in a stable condition late Friday afternoon.

Council animal control officers took possession of the dogs from the owner, believed to have been patronizing the club at the time of the attack - with the dogs tied up with a bowl of water.



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