A 20-year-old scuba diver has died after being bitten by a shark off the coast of Australia near Indian Head, Fraser Island, Queensland.
The diver, a 20-year-old man, suffered serious injuries to his leg and significant blood loss as a result of the attack.
Emergency services including, a doctor and a paramedic, were winched down from a cliff by RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter.
The team tried for over an hour to save the man, but his injuries were too severe and he was pronounced dead at the scene, Queensland Ambulance Service confirmed.
News9 reported the man’s body was taken to the mainland by the helicopter and will now be handed over to the coroner.
Back in April Zachary Robba, 23, a Queensland Parks and Wildlife was mauled in a shark attack and fatally killed.
Zachary was bitten in the same area as the 20-year-old, and he is believed to have been attacked by a Great White Shark due to the size of his injuries.
In the last year, four people have been killed in shark attacks across Australia, including a 57-year-old man.
He was killed off Western Australia in January and a 60-year-old surfer died near Kingscliff in New South Wales in June.
Australia has recorded the highest number of shark fatalities in the world over the past 30 years, according to finder.com.au.
New South Wales recorded the most attacks with 146, followed by Queensland with 86 and Western Australia with 81.
In the U.S., on average, one person dies each year from a shark attack.