Diver Bitten By Shark Near Popular Tourist Island In Australia Dies

Clay Curtis
July 5, 2020

A gentleman died Saturday after becoming attacked by a shark although spearfishing off Australia's east coastline, law enforcement explained.

The tragedy began unfolding about 2pm at Indian Head, when the man was assisted by bystanders before the island's paramedics and the rescue helicopter crew arrived at the scene.

The 36-yr-outdated was bitten on a leg in waters around the well-known vacationer spot Fraser Island, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of Brisbane.

An Australian diver was attacked while spear fishing of a shark and fatally injured.

"This (is) a enormously unfortunate day for our neighborhood", Fraser Coastline mayor George Seymour explained on Fb.

Virus alert given by our office, not China
Dr Ghebreyesus said countries that have adopted this comprehensive approach have suppressed transmission and saved lives. The organisation said that it was alerted about the Covid-19 crisis by its own office in China and not by Beijing.

He offered his condolences to the victim's family and friends, adding that the loss of life was "a tragedy beyond words and we share their sadness and grief".

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Australia has just one of the world's greatest incidences of shark attacks, but fatalities remain unusual.

Experienced diver Gary Johnson, 57, was killed by a shark near Cull Island in Esperance on Western Australia's south coast in January. In the latter attack, two men allegedly helped to fight off the shark and dragged the wounded man to shore where they attempted first aid.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article