September 19, 2018 20:28:33
A 46-year-old woman is in a serious condition with significant leg and torso injuries after being attacked by a shark in the Whitsundays off the north Queensland coast.
The incident occurred about 5:00pm at Cid Harbour on Whitsunday Island, a popular spot for bareboat charters and private boats.
It is understood the woman was swimming from a charter yacht.
A spokesperson from RACQ CQ Rescue Helicopter said she was taken onto a much larger vessel nearby, which happened to have a doctor on board.
She was then placed inside a dinghy in order to be winched up to the helicopter, where a critical care paramedic and doctor was able to assess her.
The woman was transported to Mackay Base Hospital around 8:00pm.
September 19, 2018 18:48:54