Hunt for sharks responsible for two horror attacks in Whitsundays

The RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter lands at Mackay Base Hospital with shark attack victim Justine Barwick inset

Her father accompanied her on the flight. The family lives in Melbourne but is originally from New Zealand, the Courier Mail reports.

The victims were in critical but stable condition with leg wounds in hospitals in the Queensland state capital Brisbane.

The rescue helicopter landed on the shore of Whitsunday Island and water police ferried the helicopter's doctor and paramedic out to the vessel Miss Denero.

Surgeons are attempting to save Justine Barwick's leg and she may need to learn how to walk again.

Marine Biologist Blake Chapman said it's more likely the Cid Harbour attacks were a mistake by sharks that had strayed into the area due to changed environmental conditions, such as prey movement.

The girl was given pain relief and three pints of blood on the flight to hospital.

The girl was transported to Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital from Queensland's Mackay Hospital at midday on Friday (NZ time) following the Thursday afternoon attack.

The 12-year-old had very large wounds and first-aiders did a wonderful job, Ms Eastwick said.

The 12-year-old girl who was seriously injured in a shark attack in Australia has been named.

Her two daughters plan to fly from Tasmania to Queensland when their mother is less heavily sedated.

Queensland Ambulance Service Rockhampton manager Mindy Thomas said they sent a helicopter from Mackay and a paramedic from Hamilton Island.

"We're are also working with relevant government agencies in relation to both incidents", Mr Vanek said in a statement on Friday.

Melbourne girl Hannah Papps, 12, was bitten by a shark just one day after Justine Barwick.

Fisheries Queensland shark control programme manager Jeff Krause said he had never seen anything like this happen in such a close geographical area.

Baited drum lines were being installed today to try to catch some of the sharks, and will stay the water over the weekend, to be re-evaulated next week, he said.

Both were attacked by a shark at Cid Harbour, with the rescue of both victims conducted by the RACQ CQ chopper.

"We really need a concerted effort to hunt risky sharks out of those waters, not just at Cid Harbour but around the Whitsundays", Liberal MP and Member for Dawson George Christensen said.

Ms Barwick has also been transferred to Brisbane and is in a stable condition in the intensive care unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Related News:



Most liked

NAFTA Deal Not Yet in Sight, Canada Stands Firm on Auto Tariffs
Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will meet again Thursday . WASHINGTON-Canada and the US are still unable to resolve their NAFTA differences.

Report Finds Faster Response 'Might Have Changed Things' For College Football Player
Chairman James Brady said he expects the separate investigation into the culture at Maryland under Durkin to be completed "soon". The results will be used to help determine the fate for coach D.J.

Australian Regulator Warns Retail Investors against "Misleading" Cryptocurrency ICOs
It is similar to crowdfunding, except that the company issues a cryptocurrency and sells the tokens to investors to raise money. The UK government's Treasury Committee this week released a report calling the cryptocurrency market a "Wild West situation".

Google reveals new Daydream controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo
Google gives a nice little example of this in its blog with two people able to play ping pong through the VR headset . Some developers are already working with the controllers and those who would like to can apply here.

'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking
The advice for committed smokers who can not quit is to switch completely to e-cigarettes will significantly benefit their health. Despite new smokers starting and ex-smokers relapsing, there are now 1 million fewer smokers in England since 2014.

Human and Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Brazos County
This is Delaware's first West Nile-related death since 2012, when a 76-year-old New Castle County woman died from the disease. Symptoms of WNV vary widely depending on a person's risk for more severe disease that involves the central nervous system.

Born novelist Esi Edugyan named finalist for Man Booker Prize
Her novel, Everything Under , is a story about a troubled mother-daughter relationship. " Everything Under " is her debut novel. A prize money of £2,500 is awarded to each of the shortlisted authors, along with a specially bound edition of their book.

Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party'
The Tetragnatha spiders - known as "stretch spiders " - are known for building enormous webs for mating when it's hot and humid. The phenomenon is rare, although the webs have appeared before in other parts of the country.

After days of restraint, Trump lashes out at alleged Kavanaugh victim
Thursday's development came on the eve of a Republican-set deadline for Prof Ford to decide whether she would give evidence. Numerous women, regardless of their politics, expressed personal empathy for Ford as she steps into a national firestorm.

A land transformed by water: North Carolina, before and after Hurricane Florence
The deputies transporting the two women reportedly drove around barriers and then were surprised by the flood. The department says it is dispatching inspectors to start assessing damage and ensure food safety.

Jack Ma makes a grim prediction about US-China trade war
He said business opportunities are still bountiful in the world, such as in Europe, South America, Russia and Africa. Ma, however, said Alibaba "will not stop working hard to contribute to the healthy development of China-US trade".

Apple Music finally supports Android Auto with latest update
You can navigate to specific points of interest, and you might use both Google Maps and Waze, according to your preferences. So whether you have a compatible vehicle - or the Android Auto app - you can now have hands-free help while you drive.

High gluten diet in pregnancy ups child's diabetes risk
The study was funded by the Kirsten and Freddy Johansens Foundation, the March of Dimes Foundation, and other organizations. In animal studies, a gluten-free diet during pregnancy nearly completely prevented type 1 diabetes in offspring.

Cruz and O'Rourke debate tonight in Dallas
The race is tight with one poll this week showing Cruz ahead by nine points and another giving O'Rourke a three-point edge. The race between Cruz and O'Rourke has garnered national attention due to O'Rourke's unlikely popularity as a candidate.

Spiders' mating season cloaks Greek seaside with giant web
It sounds like a something out of a horror movie: A town covered in thousands of webs, each crawling with hordes of spiders. Spiders have taken over a seaside town in Greece , as video shows webs coating almost 1,000 feet of the shoreline.