Shark attacks two people, including a child, at Hamilton Island
Two people have been attacked by a shark in Queensland’s Whitsundays.
A “very young” girl and a woman in her 60s were paddling in shallow water at the popular Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island.
#Whitsundays – Two shark bites have been reported in shallow beach water at a location off Resort Drive at 9:29am. Two patients are being treated at Hamilton Island Medical Centre. One patient sustained a foot injury and the second patient a leg injury. pic.twitter.com/PzZU0xQdZM
— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) January 10, 2019
At about 9.30am a small shark, believed to be around one metre long, attacked and bit both of them.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson says the girl has significant lacerations to her foot and toes and is being taken by boat to the mainland for treatment.
The woman suffered a laceration to her leg and is being treated at Hamilton Island Medical Centre.
It’s the fourth shark attack in four months in the Whitsundays.
In September, a 12-year-old girl lost her leg and a 46-year-old woman suffered critical injuries in separate attacks at Cid Harbour.
In November, a 33-year-old man died following an attack at the same location.