Man is attacked by a shark near the Great Barrier Reef as an urgent rescue mission is launched
- Man bitten by shark
- He suffered injuries to his arm
A rescue mission has been launched after a reported shark attack in Far North Queensland.
Queensland Ambulance Service responded to a call for help just after 12.30pm on Thursday after a young man was believed to have been bitten by a shark on Clack Island, in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, north of Cooktown.
It is understood he suffered injuries to his shoulder and biceps and is in stable condition.
A man in his 20s has reportedly been bitten by a shark on Clack Island, in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, north of Cooktown
It is understood the man suffered injuries to his shoulder and biceps in the attack and is in stable condition (stock image pictured)
A rescue helicopter was sent to the scene from Cairns.
A spokesperson for the Queensland Ambulance Service said The courier post a man in his 20s reportedly suffered a shark bite to his arm near Clack Island.
The spokesperson said the man would be taken to Cairns or Townsville hospital depending on the severity of his injuries.
More to come.