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Australia Man in critical condition after shark attack off Townsville

08:15  25 october  2020
08:15  25 october  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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A shark has attacked a man at Britomart Reef, 120 kilometres north of Townsville , in North Queensland. Ambulance officers say the man , believed to be in his 50s, is in a critical condition . He was initially treated by paramedics at Lucinda. The man has now been airlifted to Townsville

A spear fisherman was attacked by a tiger shark in Queensland, Australia (stock image)Credit: Getty Images. Bleeding profusely, the 25-year-old man was immediately pulled from the water with his quick-thinking friends immediately performing first aid, including tying a tourniquet on his leg, ABC reported.

a large building: The man has been airlifted to Townsville University Hospital. (ABC: Tom Edwards) © Provided by ABC NEWS The man has been airlifted to Townsville University Hospital. (ABC: Tom Edwards)

A shark has attacked a man at Britomart Reef, 120 kilometres north of Townsville, in North Queensland.

Police said a 59-year-old man from South Mission Beach was bitten on the upper thigh.

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) said the man was in a critical condition.

He was taken on a boat to the Dungeness boat ramp at Lucinda about 1:10pm, where he was initially treated by paramedics.

He was then airlifted to Townsville University Hospital, where he is undergoing surgery.

Britomart Reef is a popular snorkelling and spear-fishing site off Hinchinbrook.

A QPS spokesman said the man had been spear-fishing east of Hinchinbrook when the attack happened.

They said the man had been with a local group.

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More to come.

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The poll for the Weekend Australian puts Labor ahead of the Liberal National Party 51.5 per cent to 48.5 per cent, after preferences. That would return the government and possibly improve its narrow two-seat majority in the 93-seat parliament.But with 14 of Labor's existing 48 seats on margins of less than 4 per cent and the unknown quantity of up to 70 per cent of the electorate voting early the LNP has an outside chance to take minority government.

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