Two Attacked By Sharks In The Whitsundays Today
A girl and a woman have been bitten by a shark in the Whitsundays.
The pair had been in shallow waters at Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island when they were attacked about 9.30am on Thursday, a Queensland ambulance spokesman says.
The woman was treated at Hamilton Island Medical Centre for a serious wound on her right leg, while the girl has been transferred to Proserpine Hospital for further treatment to a bite to her foot.
#Update on Shark Bite incident in #Whitsundays - 1 adult was treated for a leg wound at Hamilton Island Medical Centre & 1 child was transported via VMR to Proserpine Hospital for further treatment to foot injuries. Both patients were stable, with non-life-threatening injuries.— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) January 10, 2019
It comes after Victorian man Daniel Christidis, 33, died in November after being bitten by a shark at Cid Harbour during a trip with friends and colleagues.
That incident followed separate attacks on Tasmanian woman Justine Barwick and Victorian 12-year-old Hannah Papps within 24 hours in September.