A little girl who was attacked by a shark in the Whitsundays last month has had her leg amputated.
Melbourne’s Hannah Papps, 12, was holidaying with her father and sister when she received a life-threatening wound to her right leg while swimming in shallow water in Cid Harbour on September 20.
She and Tasmanian woman Justine Barwick were both bitten in the same area within the space of 24 hours.
Hannah was visited by Paralympian swimmer Ellie Cole on Saturday.
Cole shared a picture of the pair in a Brisbane hospital with the Paralympian revealing Hannah has had her leg amputated.
“Twelve-year-old Hannah lost her leg to a shark attack only three weeks ago whilst holidaying in the Whitsundays,” Cole wrote.
“Today she jumped in a wheelchair for the first time and I couldn’t even keep up with her.
“She’s going to be great.”
Cole also has one leg after having hers amputated as a toddler due to a cancer diagnosis.
“I just want to go home,” Ms Barwick said.
“It’s the first time I’ve been outside.”
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) October 13, 2018