Daintree shark attack
A WOMAN received two deep puncture wounds to her lower left arm and a deep laceration to her elbow after what is believed to be an attack by a bull shark in the Daintree River on Saturday.
Mossman paramedics, along with other emergency service personnel, came to the rescue after being called to the mouth of the Daintree River.
It is believed the 62-year-old woman was paddling about in the water while their boat was caught on the sandbar.
As she was paddling about to cool off she was hit with two “hard impacts” and then looked down to see blood in the water.
She ran out of the water as quickly as she could and went and sat in her boat.
The people she was with then raised the alarm and by the time Mossman paramedics had arrived she was lying on the floor of her boat and had lost a lot of blood and was in shock.
The ambos then called the rescue helicopter to airlift the woman from the sandbar and take her to the Cairns hospital where she was treated for the puncture wounds and deep cut to her elbow.
Doctors who treated her thought that the wounds were caused by a bull shark.