Thursday, 15 November, 2018


Man dies after being attacked by shark in Whitsundays

Man Killed In Whitsundays Shark Attack 3rd shark attack off Australian tourist island in 7 weeks
Bennie Garza | 09 November, 2018, 03:13

A shark has killed a man near an island harbor on Australia's Great Barrier Reef where two tourists were attacked on consecutive days in September, officials said.

Police said the latest victim, 33, had been swimming with friends when the attack happened on Monday.

The man, believed to be a tourist, was airlifted to Mackay Hospital in a critical condition with bites to his left thigh, right calf and left wrist, an RACQ CQ Rescue spokeswoman told AAP.

It's the third serious shark attack at Cid Harbour in two months, leading to calls to prevent shark attacks, including putting drumlines in the region permanently.

Australia had not experienced a fatal shark attack since April 17 last year and it has averaged fewer than two deadly shark attacks per year in recent decades.

Following those attacks, local authorities conducted a culling of sharks in the area, capturing and killing at least four, including a 3.7 metre tiger shark.

The death has renewed debate over shark mitigation measures, with the state government convening a roundtable of shark experts, local tourism operators and the Whitsundays Council to discuss the best way forward. "His injuries and the reaction to those injuries was so severe that, unfortunately, he did not survive long after his arrival".

After the attack the man was pulled aboard a nearby boat.

The Whitsunday Islands region around Cid Harbour is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia, with more than 750,000 local and global visitors a year.

Shark researchers are still unsure what has contributed to the rise in shark attacks, citing insufficient evidence to come to a scientific conclusion.

"It's definitely harder this one, it hits home a lot more when you can't go home to your family and say that you've saved another life", he said, according to abc.net.au.

A 12-year-old girl, Hannah Papps, was attacked in the same harbour while swimming from a yacht the next day, losing a leg.

Mr Furner said he had also heard anecdotal evidence of people dumping food from yachts, which was attracting sharks.

There will be signs installed by the weekend warning tourists not to swim in Cid Harbour.

Prof O'Connell said Dr Christidis showed "amazing patient care" on one occasion getting an upset patient a cake on her birthday.

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