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Shark attacks two people, including a child, at Hamilton Island

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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.

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.

 

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