Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Australian man dies after shark attack in Whitsundays' Cid Harbour

Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays. David Colfelt Breaking Third shark attack at Cid Harbour in Whitsundays
Kenny Thornton | 06 November, 2018, 15:40

The Whitsunday Islands region around Cid Harbour is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia, with more than 750,000 local and worldwide visitors a year.

"We have to understand that while there have been two attacks in rapid succession, shark attacks are rare and sharks play an important role in the ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef", he said.

The 33-year-old Victorian man was reportedly swimming off a private vessel just after 5.30pm local time (8.30pm NZ Time) on Monday when he was attacked, resulting in significant leg and wrist injuries.

Despite at least two of the people he was with being doctors, who immediately gave first aid, he died after being airlifted to hospital.

Rescue helicopter crewman Ben McCauley told reporters the scene was "gruesome".

Two tourists - a 46-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl - were attacked in separate incidents in the same area in September.

Police and fisheries boats were patrolling Cid Harbor on Tuesday and advising tourists on yachts to keep out of the water, O'Connell said.

Queen invites Meghan Markle's mother to spend Christmas with the royal family
She was also in London in September to join Meghan for the launch of a charity cookbook at Kensington Palace. She reportedly said she was "head over heels" with pride as Meghan helped prepare lunch for guests.

Australia has not experienced a fatal shark attack since 17-year-old Laeticia Brouwer lost her leg while surfing with her father off Esperance in Western Australia on April 17 last year.

Tourism Whitsundays chief executive Peter O'Reilly said at the time that the Trumbull attack was the first in the islands in 13 years and only the third ever recorded.

"We need to now have the scientific background and investigation of what is causing this sudden spike of attacks and interactions with sharks".

"The Cid Harbour area is not covered by the Queensland Government's Shark Control Program, which operates at 85 of Queensland's most popular beaches", he said.

Gschwind called for a science-based response to the latest tragedy.

A man has died after being bitten by a shark while swimming in Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays where two other people were recently attacked.

Recommended

Mike Pence Calls Out Oprah and Hollywood for Meddling in Georgia Election Mike Pence Calls Out Oprah and Hollywood for Meddling in Georgia Election Winfrey explained that in her canvassing, she already talked to people who have voted early and plan on volunteering for Abrams. Almost 5 percent of respondents said they were undecided, while 1.6 percent said they meant to support a libertarian candidate.

Indonesia extends search for jet crash victims, second black box Indonesia extends search for jet crash victims, second black box Despite the damage to the black box, experts believe that its core memory can still be retrieved. Its transport safety panel investigated 137 serious aviation incidents from 2012 to 2017.

Mo'Nique responds to Rebel Wilson's 'plus-sized' romantic comedy claims Mo'Nique responds to Rebel Wilson's 'plus-sized' romantic comedy claims Liam Hemsworth , Priyanka Chopra, and Adam DeVine also star in the rom-com set for release on Valentine's Day, 2019. She also apologised for blocking fans on Twitter who corrected her original comments.

Maneka slams Maharashtra govt, calls tigress killing crime | Master Stroke Maneka slams Maharashtra govt, calls tigress killing crime | Master Stroke She said she will be taking up the matter "very strongly" with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis . The Maharashtra minister said orders to capture the tigress were given when she killed five people.

Apple cancels iPhone XR production boost due to low demand Apple cancels iPhone XR production boost due to low demand Originally Apple had ordered 20 million of the last generation model but has since raised the order to 25 million. It's also possible that more people are opting for other iPhones , leaving Apple to modify its original plan.

The Lakers have had a better offensive rating without LeBron James The Lakers have had a better offensive rating without LeBron James Denzel Washington , Snoop Dogg, Adam Levine, Kristen Bell and Odell Beckham Jr. were among the celebrities attending the game. With all of their rotation players healthy or back from suspension, the Lakers will be looking to establish consistency.

Accused Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces USA trial Accused Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces USA  trial Prosecutors say the Sinaloa Cartel, named for Guzman's home state, smuggled more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States. Even Guzman's lawyers are in the dark as to all the former associates, hired hands or rivals who have turned informants.

Amazon executive criticizes Washington Post story about headquarters choice Amazon executive criticizes Washington Post story about headquarters choice However, the Post cautions that it does not mean the deal is certain and that other cities might have "similar discussions". Amazon, based in Seattle, is apparently seriously considering an area known as Crystal City .

Early unlock news] OnePlus shares details on 6T T-Mobile-version restrictions Early unlock news] OnePlus shares details on 6T T-Mobile-version restrictions Here in the USA , we have two variants of OnePlus 6T , Mirror and Midnight, but both are a Black color. So far though, Thunder Purple was reportedly being listed on the OnePlus India official page.

Amazon in late-stage talks with US cities for second headquarters Amazon in late-stage talks with US  cities for second headquarters The difficulty in acquiring enough tech talent for the massive hub, the report says , is the primary driver for that decision. The process certainly hasn't been rushed, as it took Amazon until January of 2018 to release their 20 city shortlist .

China's Xi promises market opening as import fair begins China's Xi promises market opening as import fair begins But in a slap at Trump's "America first" policies and threats of import controls, he said the "the multilateral trading system should be defended".

Where to go: Bonfire Night 2018 in West Leeds Where to go: Bonfire Night 2018 in West Leeds Many Scots would gather for more intimate fireworks displays before the larger scale town displays become more common place. Taking place a little before the fact on Saturday November 3, the fireworks will be held in Birmingham's Botanical Gardens.

Shares fall as Apple warns on sales Shares fall as Apple warns on sales Emerging markets and foreign exchange costs were the issues that the company blamed for their poor Q4 report. Apple's revenue from other products recorded the maximum growth, bringing in US$4.23 billion, up by 31% YoY.

Newlyweds Killed In Helicopter Crash After Departing From Wedding Newlyweds Killed In Helicopter Crash After Departing From Wedding Two Texas newlyweds were tragically killed when their helicopter crashed after leaving their wedding . The couple's wedding website confirmed they were married on Saturday at the Byler family ranch.

'Game of Thrones' stars react to Donald Trump's 'sanctions are coming' 'Game of Thrones' stars react to Donald Trump's 'sanctions are coming' I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. " Game of Thrones " is based on the George R.R. On Friday, his administration reaffirmed sanctions on Iran days before midterm elections.