A young man has suffered severe leg injuries after being attacked by a shark in Queensland.
Queensland Ambulance said on Saturday afternoon that the rescue helicopter was on the scene at Cardwell, in the state's north, following the attack.
Paramedics are treating a 25 year old male with serious leg injuries a after reported shark attack at #Cardwell— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) February 18, 2017
Update on shark attack - Rescue helicopter is on scene with QAS treating the patient— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) February 18, 2017
The ABC reports that the man is in a critical condition with severe blood loss after being bitten a number of times on the leg.
He was reportedly attacked off Point Hinchinbrook boat ramp on Saturday morning and is being treated on a jetty.
Shark attack at Cardwell leaves man with serious leg injuries https://t.co/5zn44noYii— ABC News Brisbane (@ABCNewsBrisbane) February 18, 2017
Paramedics are said to believe the victim was set upon by either a bull shark or a tiger shark.
More to come.