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Shark attack in popular tourist spot leaves a 28-year-old woman fighting for her life

Woman, in her 20s, is fighting for life after being viciously mauled by a shark in a tourist hot spot

  • A woman has been bitten by a shark at Fitzroy Island off Far North Queensland
  • Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 12.10pm on Tuesday
  • The patient, believed to be in her 20s, suffered leg injuries during the attack

A young woman has been mauled by a shark off Far North Queensland.  

Emergency crews were called to Fitzroy Island, near Cairns, at about 12.10pm on Tuesday, following reports of a shark bite. 

The woman, believed to be aged in her 20s, suffered ‘significant injuries’ to the lower half of her body.  

Emergency crews were called to Fitzroy Island, near Cairns, at about 12.10pm on Tuesday, following reports of a shark bite (stock image)

Queensland Ambulance said paramedics and the rescue helicopter were responding to the incident. 

‘A patient is reported to have suffered leg injuries,’ Queensland Ambulance wrote on Twitter.

This is the third shark attack off Australia’s east coast in the past nine days.  

More to follow. 

Queensland Ambulance said paramedics and the rescue helicopter were responding to the incident

Queensland Ambulance said paramedics and the rescue helicopter were responding to the incident

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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