Dain­tree shark at­tack

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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