A shark has mauled a man off the central Queensland coast – the state’s third shark attack in as many weeks.

A boat carrying the victim, aged in his 50s, reached the mainland near Yeppoon early on Tuesday but it’s understood he was bitten on the shoulder on Monday, paramedics said.

He is in a stable condition and will be taken to the Rockhampton hospital.

The ambulance service could not say if the victim was alone when he was attacked, nor why it had taken so long for him to get help.

It’s the third shark attack off Queensland in about three weeks.


On September 20, 12-year-old Hannah Papps from Melbourne received a life-threatening wound to her right leg while swimming at Cid Harbour, in the Whitsundays.

A day earlier, Tasmanian Justine Barwick, 46, was bitten on her left thigh while snorkelling in the same area.