A fisherman in his 50s was bitten by a shark he caught off the Fraser Island coast near Waddy Point on Thursday afternoon, in the second shark incident in Queensland in as many weeks.
The man had been offshore fishing just before 4pm when the attack occurred and the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to the island.
A man in his 50s has been bitten by a shark off the coast of Fraser Island on September 17, 2020 in Queensland.Credit: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue
“The patient told rescuers he was attempting to unhook the animal, from his fishing line, when it attacked his arm,” she said.
“Other people, who were fishing with the man, reportedly helped to free him from the shark’s mouth.”
The man was brought to shore where emergency services treated him before a flight paramedic assisted with the significant hand injury.
The incident comes nine days after surfer Nick Slater, 46, was killed by a shark on the Gold Coast.
Fellow surfers pulled the Gold Coast man to the Greenmount Beach shore with a serious leg wound, but died from his injuries.