5 Jan 2016

11-year-old bitten by shark off Queensland coast

8:43 pm on 5 January 2016

An 11-year-old boy has been attacked by a shark while swimming in waters at Heron Island off the Central Queensland coast.


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The boy received a serious bite to his left calf but was airlifted to Gladstone Hospital in a stable condition, an ambulance spokesman said.

It is the second shark attack in Central Queensland in the past week.

On Saturday, a man was mauled by a three-metre-long shark while diving off Miall Island, near Great Keppel Island.

The attack left him with multiple wounds to his upper limbs, which he later underwent microsurgery to repair.