Woman attacked by shark off Whitsunday coast

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Woman attacked by shark off Whitsunday coast

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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.

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shark,

animal-attacks,

lindeman-island-4741,

qld,

australia,

brisbane-4000

First posted

September 19, 2018 18:48:54


Contact Rebecca Hyam



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