Diver dies after shark attack near tourist hotspot on Fraser Island, Australia | News from the world


A diver died in a shark attack off the coast of Queensland in Australia, emergency services said.

On Saturday, the 20-year-old man was injured in the seas near the popular Fraser Island tourist hotspot at around 2 p.m. local time (5 a.m. in the UK).

Paramedics were called to the scene but were unable to save the man. Photo: ABC News Australia

It is not known by which species of shark the man was attacked, but he was bitten around his legs, authorities said.

Paramedics provided emergency care after arriving by helicopter, but were unable to rescue him and he died on the scene, said the Queensland Ambulance Service.

Fraser’s mayor George Seymour said the man’s death was a sad day for the community, according to an ABC News report.

“Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of this young man,” he said.

“The loss of a young life with its future ahead of it is a tragedy beyond words. We share their sadness and sorrow. ”

The attack occurred near Indian Heads, near the site of another deadly shark attack in April, when Queensland Ranger Zachary Robba, 23, was bitten by a tall white man.

This year at least four people have died in shark attacks in Australia.

In January, a 57-year-old diver was killed off the coast of Western Australia, while a 60-year-old surfer was killed off Kingscliff, New South Wales in June.

During the attack in New South Wales, two men repelled the shark before taking it to the beach, where it received first aid.

However, despite their efforts, the man died at the scene, police said.


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