A Queensland woman has broken her silence from her hospital bed after she was allegedly stabbed by a random teen while sunbathing.
A Queensland woman who was allegedly stabbed by a random teenager while sunbathing alone on a popular beach has broken her silence.
Kaitlin Jones, 23, remains in a serious but stable condition after the alleged attack on Monday at Blacks Beach near MacKay.
The hairdresser was sunbathing when a 16-year-old boy allegedly launched the bloody attack.
Ms Jones suffered stab wounds to her head, neck, chest and arms before stumbling away from the water on Monday morning where workers at a nearby construction site heard her screams for help.
Her friend Nic Gal, has since set up a GoFundMe page to support Ms Jones and her partner Dylan Gorham as she recovers.
“This tragic event has left her in a serious but stable condition in hospital and unable to work,” Mr Gal wrote.
“By donating to Kaitlin and Dylan we will be able to make this hard time a little less stressful for them both so they can focus on Kaitlin getting back to 100 per cent.”
He also shared the campaign to his Facebook page where Ms Jones commented: “Thank you so much Nic, means the world”.
Earlier, 58-year-old carpenter Gavin Odgaard said he was alerted to the cries and ran down to meet her.
“I got down closer to her and I could see the blood on her,” he told 7 News at the time.
“And she said ‘help me, help me, help me, I’ve been stabbed. I don’t want to die.”
A 16-year-old boy was arrested later on Monday over the alleged random attack. He was charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.
Police will allege the male launched the random attack while Ms Jones sunbathed and stabbed her multiple times in the neck and body with a knife before fleeing the scene.
Ms Jones was rushed to hospital in a serious condition but the injuries were non-life-threatening.
The 16-year-old was refused bail and appeared in Mackay Children’s Court on Tuesday.
On Monday, Detective Inspector Tom Armitt alleged that it appeared to be a “random attack”.