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Australia: Scuba Diver Killed in Shark Attack

Australia: Scuba Diver Killed in Shark Attack

Saturday, 4 July, 2020 - 08:30
A diver tries to cut a rope from the tail of a whale shark near Koh Tao Island, Thailand June 13, 2020, in this still image obtained from a social media video. Sarakorn Pokaprakarn/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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A 20-year-old scuba diver passed away on Saturday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state, authorities said.

The man was attacked at around 2 pm near Fraser Island.

Paramedics who arrived by helicopter provided emergency treatment, but the man, who had been bitten around the legs, could not be saved and died at the scene, according to the Queensland Ambulance Service.

The attack happened near Indian Heads, not far from where 23-year-old Queensland wildlife ranger Zachary Robba was fatally mauled by a great white shark in April, the Associated Press reported.

At least four people have died in shark attacks in Australia this year.

Earlier in January, a 57-year-old diver was killed off Western Australia state and a 60-year-old surfer was killed off Kingscliff in New South Wales state in June.

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