Shark attacks 13-year-old girl at jetty
By Sonia Campbell
A 13-YEAR-OLD girl received serious leg injuries when she was attacked by a shark swimming near a jetty at Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The teenager yesterday was recovering in the Townsville Hospital following the attack on Thursday.
She was with a group of children swimming near a jetty when the shark attacked about 6pm.
A resident, who did not want to be named, said the girl was taken to the nearby island hospital where she was treated for injuries to her lower leg and foot.
"It's a big thing here for the kids to jump off the jetty into the water," the woman said.
"That's what she was doing.
"One of the kids said it was a small shark. Only one of the kids said they saw it."
The girl, with the first name Lorraine, was later flown to Townsville by the Royal Flying Doctor Service based in Mount Isa.
She had an operation on Friday and continues to recover.
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