Mirror Online: LONDON, England – A mum has been remembered as a “beautiful, darling friend” after she was mauled to death by a pack of pit bulls while visiting a home in Australia.

Amanda Carmichael was brutally attacked by three cross-breed terriers as she met friends in Maryborough, Queensland, at about 9am on Tuesday.

The 41-year-old was described as a well-liked member of her community with a “heart of gold” and a beloved mum.

Fraser Coast mayor George Seymour said the dogs have been put down after officers seized them from a shed at the property and found them to be unregistered.

(Image: Nine News)

They battled to save her life but she died at the scene while others present kept the dogs confined.

The canines are understood to have been taken to the property that morning by their owners before the tragedy.

Council officers transferred the dogs from a shed into a cage after the attack
Council officers transferred the dogs from a shed into a cage after the attack (Image: Nine News)

David Kindelan, a friend of Ms Carmichael, told The Chronicle she had endured a “troubled few years” but was always friendly and good company.

Rhiannan Terare paid tribute to Ms Carmichael on Facebook, writing in a post: “Fly high my beautiful darling friend Amanda.

“Thoughts go out to your family through this sad time. You will be missed, ever so dearly loving you always.”

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Ms Carmichael was visiting the property when she was set upon by the cross-breed dogsImage: Amanda Carmichael/Facebook
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Maryborough Acting Inspector Wade Lee said initial inquiries suggest that the death was “a very tragic accident”.

“There’s no criminality involved; it’s just tragic and sad,” he said.

Mayor Seymour said: ““The dogs were immediately detained and were euthanised last night after the owner surrendered the dogs and police gave their approval,” the Brisbane Times reports.

A report for the coroner is being prepared ahead of an inquest.

  • Top Feature Photo: Amanda Carmichael was attacked by three cross-breed terriers as she met friends on Tuesday – Image: Amanda Carmichael/Facebook