The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service has been tasked to North West Island.
The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service has been tasked to North West Island.

Helicopter rescue after suspected shark attack

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service is responding to a suspected shark attack near North West Island.

Queensland Ambulance Service confirmed a critical care flight paramedic is on-board the helicopter and that a male in his mid-20s has been reportedly attacked by a shark.

North West Island is a coral cay in the southern Great Barrier Reef located 75 kilometres northeast of Gladstone.

No further details are known at this stage.



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