Girl (12) critically ill after second shark attack hits Australian island

Girl (12) critically ill after second shark attack hits Australian island

A rescue helicopter was dispatched to the area about 1.45pm.

A 12-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after being bitten by a shark in the second attack in the same area of Australia in less than 24 hours.

Ms Thomas said the water police vessel ferried the victim from the boat she was on to Whitsunday Island so she could be loaded into the waiting helicopter.

"It didn't surprise me, because she is such a fighter, when she was being taken off the rescue helicopter and taken into hospital she was telling them what she was allergic too and still able to give directions", Mr Doherty told AAP.

Experts have said shark attacks have become all the more common due to waterspouts activities being on the increase.

The measures aim to reduce the overall number of sharks in the area, but do not provide an impenetrable barrier between swimmers and marine life.

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She had been swimming on Wednesday from a yacht in Cid harbour on Whitsunday Island off the Queensland state coast when she was attacked.

"She was then treated by a doctor who was on the yacht before crews arrived, where she was transferred to a smaller dinghy and then winched by the helicopter".

She was airlifted to hospital after being bitten on the leg while swimming in the same Whitsundays area in northeastern Australia, first responders said.

The rescue helicopter, which Mr Doherty says was already in the air when the attack happened, took her to Mackay Base Hospital.

'Justine is a fighter, a fit, resilient woman who is an outstanding leader in the aged and disability care sectors, ' he said.

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