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Rescue chopper called to shark bite, Fitzroy Island


UPDATE | A female patient in her 20s has landed at Cairns Hospital in a stable condition with significant leg injuries following a shark bite off Fitzroy Island.

QAS were notified at 12.08pm and first-aid was applied at the scene from bystanders.


EARLIER | There are reports a person has been bitten by a shark in Far North Queensland.

Paramedics and the Rescue Helicopter are responding to the reported bite at Fitzroy Island.

Emergency crews said the patient suffered leg injuries in the incident at 12.08pm Tuesday.