A teenager was caught by cops after a 23-year-old woman was allegedly stabbed several times on her body and neck while she was sunbathing on a beach in Queensland, Australia.

The alleged attack happened on Monday afternoon when the woman was lying on the sand at Blacks Beach in Mackay, reported News.com.au. According to police, an unknown person stabbed her multiple times with a knife. After the attack, the 16-year-old boy ran away from the beach, but was soon taken into custody. The woman sustained stab wounds, but managed to get herself to a nearby construction site where she asked for help.

Her condition was said to be serious when she was taken to a hospital, but her wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.

On Tuesday, cops said that the teenager had been slapped with a charge related to causing grievous bodily harm to others. He didn't get bail, and on Tuesday, he faced the Mackay Children's Court, reported 9News

One  Twitter user asked why he wasn't charged with attempted murder as clearly the intent was to kill her. The user also felt sorry for the victim, and hopes she heals emotionally and physically. The user feels that the woman might have survived, but her life has now changed forever. 

In a separate case in Australia, a 29-year-old woman died in May after being stabbed in the neck with a knife at a house in Townsville, according to The Guardian.

When cops were called by her neighbors, they found the woman severely injured and lying on the footpath outside the house. She was attacked in the neck once with a “largish-sized hunting knife” in her house and walked out onto the footpath where she fell down and lost consciousness, said Queensland police acting detective inspector Jason Shepherd.

The cop said that it did not appear to be a random attack, and that there were a number of people of interest. There was no history of domestic violence associated with her, and police also ruled out that the injuries were self-inflicted or that robbery took place at the premises. At the time, no one was taken into custody.

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