Shark attack: Two mauled in 24 hours at Whitsundays
A girl has been mauled by a shark in the Whitsundays, the second person to be attacked in less than 24 hours.
The 12-year-old girl was bitten on the leg just before 2pm on Thursday at Cid Harbour.
She’s in a serious condition and has been flown to the Mackay Base Hospital.
The attack comes after a 46-year-old Tasmanian woman was mauled by a shark on Wednesday evening.
Mother-of-two Justine Barwick was attacked while snorkelling, at a location close to where the young girl was attacked.
Ms Barwick has had surgery on her left thigh but remains in a critical condition.