Australia Qld's shark control program questioned after two men are attacked

00:45  30 october  2019
00:45  30 october  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Both men are in a serious condition with lower limb injuries after they were bitten off the Whitsundays coast in Queensland . The attack occurred amid a debate about shark control in Queensland and a landmark court ruling that forced the state to remove its lethal drumlines from the Great Barrier Reef

Two men have been attacked by a shark near Airlie Beach in Queensland ' s tourism haven of the Victorian man Daniel Christidis, 33, died last November after being attacked at Cid Harbour at Mr Costigan said the entire area should be protected by a beefed up shark control program .

Queensland's shark control program is again in the spotlight after a British backpacker lost a foot and another man was injured in the Whitsundays.

The Opposition criticised the state government for recently dialing back its shark control program after it removed 27 shark drum lines from beaches stretching from the central to north Queensland coasts.

On Monday one man lost his foot and another man suffered dour deep wounds to his right calf after they were mauled by a shark on Airlie Beach.

The pair of backpackers were on a Whitsundays boat cruise and were snorkeling when the shark attacked.

British tourist 'is eaten by shark off holiday island of Reunion': Severed hand of Scot, 44, who disappeared on Saturday is found inside beast killed because it was found near beaches .
The 44-year-old British national from Scotland had been swimming off the holiday French island of Reunion, near Madagascar, when the attack took place. 'The tourist and his wife were spending a week on the island and he had gone out swimming in the Hermitage Lagoon, off Saint-Gilles, alone on Saturday,' said an investigating source.'When he did not get back, his wife sounded the alarm, and a full search was launched, involving boats and a helicopter.'Divers searched around a coral reef in the area, and there were also patrols on land involving sniffer dogs. Sadly, the man could not be found.

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