Friday, 17 February 2017

Shark attack off Hinchinbrook Island leaves man with critical injuries





Cairns resident Glenn Dickson was spearfishing with three friends off Hinchinbrook Island, which lies east of Cardwell, when he was attacked about 10:30am.

Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Martin Taylor said the 26-year-old suffered severe blood loss with multiple bites to his upper and lower leg.

"The friends have immediately pulled him out of the water and applied emergency first aid," Mr Taylor said.

"They put a tourniquet up high and tight on his femur and stopped the subsequent bleeding which was quite significant.


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