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Topless sunbather’s desperate plea after being stabbed at random on beach before hero builder saved her life

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A TOPLESS sunbather desperately screamed “I don’t want to die” after allegedly being randomly stabbed before a hero builder saved her life at an Australian beach.

Kaitlin Jones, 23, staggered to the highest of a sand dune pleading for assist whereas blood ran “down her face, legs, chest and arms”, mentioned her rescuer, Gavin Odgaard.

Kaitlin Jones had been sunbathing on Blacks Beach, north of Mackay, AustraliaCredit: Facebook
58-year-old carpenter, Gavin Odgaard saved the bleeding woman
58-year-old carpenter, Gavin Odgaard saved the bleeding ladyCredit: Facebook

The hairdresser had been sunbathing topless on Blacks Beach, north of Mackay in Queensland when a teen – unknown to her however noticed lurking close by – allegedly all of a sudden attacked her.

She had been basking within the sunshine whereas her miner fiance, Dylan Jay Gorham, was sleeping after finishing an evening shift.

Odgaard instructed the Daily Mail he believed that she was simply millimetres from dying as when the knife was allegedly plunged in the direction of her coronary heart, the blade bounced off her chest bones, saving her.

The builder, 58, described Monday’s alleged assault as “the stuff for horror movies” as Jones suffered a number of stab wounds, as much as 2.5cm huge.

He assumed it was a “large knife” that was used within the alleged assault given the dimensions of the injuries.

The dad-of-two had been working at a close-by building web site when he heard desperate pleas for assist.

Odgaard mentioned that Jones “had blood operating down the aspect of her face, down her legs, arms, and he or she had a blood-soaked towel pressed in opposition to her chest.

“The first thing she said was ‘I’ve been stabbed, I’ve been stabbed, I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die’.

“It didn’t become apparent just how serious it was until I was within eight-to-ten metres, and I could see all her injuries.”

Luckily for the bleeding lady, the builder is skilled in first support, so he instantly utilized strain to her wounds, to stem the blood, whereas awaiting paramedics to reach at the beach.

The very first thing she mentioned was ‘I’ve been stabbed, I’ve been stabbed, I do not need to die’.

Rescuer, Gavin Odgaard

Odgaard mentioned he was relieved to see the blade hadn’t struck “any arteries and her lungs hadn’t been punctured, but she was covered in blood, including a wound above her temple”.

Jones had instructed him that she’d been sunbathing topless “on her back on the sand” before the “bizarre” alleged knifing.

She was taken to Mackay Base Hospital in a severe situation.


Detectives from Mackay Criminal Investigation Branch have charged a 16-year-old boy with acts supposed to trigger grievous bodily hurt.

The juvenile has been refused bail and he’ll seem at the Mackay Children’s Court on September 14.

Queensland Police mentioned officers have been known as to an space off Blacks Beach Road at about 12.20pm on Monday “where the 23-year-old woman was located with serious injuries.

“Preliminary info suggests the girl was sunbaking at the beach when she was confronted by a male unknown to her who [allegedly] stabbed her a number of instances within the neck and physique with a knife before fleeing the scene.

“The lady managed to attend a close-by building web site to hunt assist.

“She was transported to hospital in a serious condition, however her injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.”

Kaitlin Jones was sunbathing on Blacks Beach at the time of the alleged stabbing on Monday
Kaitlin Jones was sunbathing on Blacks Beach at the time of the alleged stabbing on MondayCredit: Getty
The hairdresser was taken to hospital
The hairdresser was taken to hospitalCredit: Facebook

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