Man, 36, dies after being bitten by shark while spearfishing

Nadine Carroll
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A 36-year-old man has died after being attacked by a shark while spearfishing off Queensland's Fraser Island.

A doctor and nurse provided first aid to the man on the shore near Indian Head bypass just after 2pm on Saturday, prior to paramedics attending the scene.

A RACQ helicopter transported the diver to hospital in critical condition.

QLD police confirmed the man sustained injuries to his leg and died just after 4.30pm.

The diver was bitten by a shark off QLD's Fraser Island, he was transported to hospital but died shortly after.
The diver was bitten by a shark off QLD's Fraser Island, he was transported to hospital but died shortly after. Source: Google Maps

Woman dies in scuba diving accident

A 53-year-old woman has died in a scuba diving training accident in Sydney's east after frantic efforts to save her.

Other divers on the course pulled the unconscious woman from the water at Gordons Bay, Clovelly, on Saturday morning and tried to resuscitate her before paramedics took over.

She was rushed to Prince of Wales Hospital in a critical condition and later died.

NSW Ambulance duty operations manager Karl Cronan said paramedics did everything they could.

"Anybody who has experienced the horror of a drowning or near-drowning knows it is extremely traumatic for everyone involved, none more so than their loved ones," Inspector Cronan said.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

with AAP

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