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Australia British backpackers who were mauled by a shark while snorkelling in Australia ask for $250,000 to cover their medical bills - as one prepares for his leg to be amputated

06:20  07 november  2019
06:20  07 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Alistair Raddon, 28, and his friend Danny Maggs, 22, were mauled during a snorkelling tour in the Whitsunday Islands last Tuesday. British backpackers who were mauled by a shark while snorkelling in Australia ask for $ 250 , 000 to cover their medical bills - as one prepares for his leg

Two British backpackers attacked by a shark in Australia could be facing medical bills of over £ It states: ‘We are reaching out to ask for help with donations in any way you can, no matter how big The backpackers were then airlifted from Airlie beach to a hospital in the city of Mackay, around 70

A British backpacker whose foot was eaten by a shark at the Great Barrier Reef may need his leg amputated to prevent further infection.

Alistair Raddon, 28, and his friend Danny Maggs, 22, were mauled during a snorkelling tour in the Whitsunday Islands last Tuesday.

Mr Maggs' right calf was mangled and Mr Raddon's foot was bitten off before the screaming pair were hauled from bloody water and raced to shore.

a woman standing in front of a brick building: Helping hand: Gail Bonavota, a Canadian backpacker who knew the victims, has set up a fundraising page to help the young men recover© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Helping hand: Gail Bonavota, a Canadian backpacker who knew the victims, has set up a fundraising page to help the young men recover a man smiling for the camera: Alistair Raddon (right), 28, and his friend Danny Maggs, 22 (left) were mauled during a snorkelling tour in the Whitsunday Islands last Tuesday© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Alistair Raddon (right), 28, and his friend Danny Maggs, 22 (left) were mauled during a snorkelling tour in the Whitsunday Islands last Tuesday

The young tradesmen, who met while travelling Australia, are now recovering in Mackay Base Hospital - but their lives will never be the same again.

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  Shark bites off tourist's foot in Airlie Beach attack The shark bit off an English tourist's foot and left another with serious lacerations to his leg.The men were on a tour with ZigZag Whitsundays, which runs snorkelling tours in the region, when they were attacked about 10.20am today.

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Their friend Gail Bonavota, a Canadian backpacker who got to know them in Melbourne, has set up a GoFundMe page to raise $250,000 for future surgeries which may include Mr Raddon's leg being amputated to prevent infection.

'Danny and Alistair were inflicted with life altering wounds and their worlds have been turned upside down,' she wrote on the page.

'The attack left Danny with severe lacerations and nerve damage to his lower right leg, and Ali's right foot was taken, with the potential need for further amputation.'

Ms Bonavota explained that the pair's emergency treatment was covered by Australia's universal insurance scheme, Medicare, but future surgeries may cost.

'Critical procedures required in the near future unfortunately will not funded by state or international travel insurance,' she wrote.

Shark attack victim Alistair Raddon 'thought his mate had grabbed his leg'

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'We have set up this GoFunMme page to hopefully assist with the financial burden of multiple surgeries, physical and psychological therapy, prosthetics, recovery, and missed days from work.'

As of 2pm on Thursday (3am GMT), $8,000 had been raised of a $250,000 goal.

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

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Ms Bonavota wrote in Instagram that she knew both the victims 'personally'.

She uploaded one picture of her and Mr Maggs travelling in a van around the Northern Territory with the caption: '31 days and 7000km+ in our little home.'

Both men were taking part in a snorkelling boat tour when the attack happened, with medics saying they were playing and thrashing in the water at the time.

Grant Bollington, who was part of the helicopter crew which flew the pair to hospital, told the Queensland Times: '[Alistair] said they were wrestling in the water.

'He thought his mate grabbed him really hard by the leg and turned around and saw blood in the water.'

The men made it back to their tour boat where their lives were likely saved by quick-thinking tourists who happened to be a medics.

a person and a dog posing for the camera: Mr Raddon (pictured) may need to have his leg amputated after the horrifying attack© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Raddon (pictured) may need to have his leg amputated after the horrifying attack a close up of a sign: The Whitsundays region has seen several shark attacks in the last 12 months, including one fatal attack on Melbourne doctor Daniel Christidis© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Whitsundays region has seen several shark attacks in the last 12 months, including one fatal attack on Melbourne doctor Daniel Christidis

The Swedish paramedics applied tourniquets to both victims which stopped the bleeding.

'We might have saved his life'

  'We might have saved his life' A Swedish nurse and paramedic who administered first aid to a British backpacker whose foot was bitten off by a shark say they believe they saved his life. Alistair Raddon, 28, and Danny Maggs, 22, were attacked one after the other by a shark after entering popular waters in Hook Passage near Airlie Beach yesterday morning.Mr Raddon's right foot was bitten off and the younger man's right calf was lacerated.

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The pair were then rushed back to Abel Point Marina at Airlie Beach, where their tour had departed from, where they were met by ambulance crews.

From there, they were driven to the town of Proserpine, around 10 miles away, where they were met by a medical helicopter and airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital.

A spokesman for the Queensland ambulance service said the pair were in 'good spirits' and discussing the rugby world cup during the journey, but added: 'The impact of the attack is not lost on them'.

Recent shark attacks in the Whitsundays

September 19, 2018: Justine Barwick, 46, miraculously survived a horrific shark bite while swimming off a charter yacht in Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays.

A passing yacht found the Tasmanian woman with life-threatening bites to her right thigh, and helped her out of the water.

a man and a woman sitting on a bed: Justine Barwick, 46, survived a horrific shark bite while swimming off a charter yacht in Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays in September last year© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Justine Barwick, 46, survived a horrific shark bite while swimming off a charter yacht in Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays in September last year

September 20, 2018: Hannah Papps, 12, from Melbourne, lost her leg after being bitten by a shark near at Cid Harbour on the Whitsundays.

The young girl's upper thigh had a large piece of flesh torn off by the shark at popular tourist spot Cid Harbour.

Hannah was airlifted to the Mackay Base Hospital from the beach by CQ CareFlight paramedics.

Queensland tourist industry calls for extra shark control measures

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Ellie Cole sitting on a bench posing for the camera: Hannah Papps, 12, lost her leg after being bitten by shark near at Cid Harbour on the Whitsundays just one day after Ms Barwick in the same area (pictured with Paralympic swimmer Ellie Cole)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hannah Papps, 12, lost her leg after being bitten by shark near at Cid Harbour on the Whitsundays just one day after Ms Barwick in the same area (pictured with Paralympic swimmer Ellie Cole)

November 7, 2018: Daniel Christidis, 33, was mauled to death by a shark at Cid Harbour at Whitsunday Island.

The up and coming doctor was taking part in a five-day sailing holiday around the Whitsunday islands when he was attacked about 5.30pm.

a man smiling for the camera: Daniel Christidis, 33, was mauled to death by a shark at Cid Harbour at Whitsunday Island© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Daniel Christidis, 33, was mauled to death by a shark at Cid Harbour at Whitsunday Island During the attack, the 33-year-old was bitten in the left thigh, right calf and left wrist, the latter of which was reportedly injured while fending off the predator.

There were more than a dozen yachts in the harbour at the time and some tourists managed to rescue Mr Christidis with their dinghy.

They brought him back to his own yacht, where most of the group had medical backgrounds, including two doctors, but they were unable to help him.

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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