Man Killed After Shark Attack In Whitsundays

A man has died after he was mauled by a shark at the Whitsunday Islands off Cid Harbour, where two tourists were mauled in separate attacks within 24 hours in September.

The 33-year-old suffered"significant" leg and wrist injuries following the attack which happened about 5.35pm on Monday, Queensland Ambulance said in a tweet.

A rescue helicopter with a critical care paramedic on board flew to the scene with the man airlifted to Mackay Hospital where he later died due to significant blood loss.

In September, Melbourne girl, Hannah Papps, 12, received a life-threatening bite to her right leg while swimming in shallow water in Cid Harbour.

Cid Harbour. Image: AAP

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Her attack came after Tasmanian mother of two, Justine Barwick, 46, was bitten on her left thigh while snorkelling in the same area a day earlier.

In October, a fisherman in his 50s was attacked near Yeppoon.