Woman attacked by dog at popular far north NSW beach

Police are on the hunt for a German Shephard which is believed to have attacked a woman while she was running on New Brighton Beach, just north of Brunswick Heads.

29-year-old Maya Kidan was bitten around 2.30pm on Friday while jogging along the dog restricted area.

The US national suffered several gashes and bruising to her upper right thigh and needed to be treated at Byron Bay Hospital.


Photo: Yonit Plotnik Facebook

According to The Northern Star, Ms Kidan spoke to Brunswick Police on Sunday, alleging the dog owners, a couple aged in their 60s, left the scene after the attack without helping her or providing their details.


A friend of Kidan’s posted on the Byron Bay Community Board on Friday, appealing for help.

“Attention! Our friend from Overseas was badly bitten today by a massive german shepherd while running on New Brighton beach around 14:30.,” the post on Facebook read.

“Luckily a nice lady saw everything and reached up to help and drove her home after the owners literally left her there bleeding by herself !”

“Please, if anyone knows a mature couple with 2 big german shepherds tell them to take responsibility on there actions and contact us immediately so we can be sure the dogs are vaccinated.”