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Australian shark attack: man dies after being bitten near Queensland's Fraser Island

Attack happened about 2pm on Saturday afternoon while man was diving off Indian Head

A man has died after being attacked by a shark while spearfishing off Queensland’s Fraser Island.

The attack happened about 2pm on Saturday while the Sunshine Coast man, 36, was diving off Indian Head on the eastern side of the island.

He suffered a bite to his leg and died from the injury about two-and-a-half hours later, police say.

A doctor and nurse provided first aid to him on shore before paramedics arrived.

Fraser Coast mayor, George Seymour, said the local community was deeply saddened by the tragedy.

“This a tremendously sad day for our community,” Seymour wrote on Facebook.

“Our deepest condolences go to this young man’s family and friends.

“The loss of a young life with his future before him is a tragedy beyond words and we share their sadness and grief.”

It is Australia’s fourth fatal shark attack this year.

Last month, Gold Coast surfer Rob Pedretti, 60, died after he was mauled by the three-metre white shark at Salt Beach at South Kingscliff in northern NSW.

A shark also killed 23-year-old Queensland wildlife ranger Zachary Robba in April off North West Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef.

Experienced diver Gary Johnson, 57, was killed by a shark near Cull Island in Esperance on Western Australia’s south coast in January.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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Australian man dies after a shark attack near Queensland's Fraser Island
CNN Digital Expansion 2017. Ben Westcott
By Ben Westcott, CNN

Updated 2:20 AM ET, Sun July 5, 2020

(CNN)A 36-year-old man died after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Fraser Island in the Australian state of Queensland on Saturday, local police said in a statement.

The man was spearfishing in the waters off Indian Head when he was bitten by a shark.
The man suffered injuries to his leg. A doctor and a nurse tried to save his life on the beach, but he passed away at about 4.30 p.m. local time.
Saturday's attack marked the fourth shark-related death in Australia this year. In April, Queensland wildlife ranger Zachary Robba, 23, was killed by a great white shark also near Indian Head.
In June a 60-year-old surfer died after being bitten by a great white shark in the state of New South Wales, while in January a 57-year-old diver died from a shark attack off Western Australia state.
In this image made from aerial video, a jet ski passes over a shark swimming along the coast of Kingscliff, New South Whales, Australia, Sunday, June 7, 2020.
In this image made from aerial video, a jet ski passes over a shark swimming along the coast of Kingscliff, New South Whales, Australia, Sunday, June 7, 2020.
There were no deaths from shark attacks in Australia in 2019 and just one in 2018, according to Sydney's Taronga Zoo.
In a post to his official Facebook, Fraser Coast mayor George Seymour said that it was a "tremendously sad day" for the local community.
"Our deepest condolences go to this young man's family and friends. The loss of a young life with his future before him is a tragedy beyond words and we share their sadness and grief," Seymour said.
Shark attacks are incredibly rare, not just in Australia but around the world. According the Australian Museum, you are more likely to be struck by lightening in Australia or killed in a car accident than attacked by a shark.
Annually fewer than 10 people a year on average around the world die of shark attacks, according to the Australian Institute of Marine Science.


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