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Boy, 11, bitten by shark in waters off Heron Island, Queensland Ambulance says

ABC News logo ABC News 5/01/2016
An ambulance in Queensland. © AAP Image/Dan Peled An ambulance in Queensland.

An 11-year-old boy has been attacked by a shark while swimming in waters at Heron Island off the Central Queensland coast.

The boy received a serious bite to his left calf but was airlifted to Gladstone Hospital in a stable condition, an ambulance spokesman said.

It is the second shark attack in Central Queensland in the past week.

On Saturday, a man was mauled by a three-metre-long shark while diving off Miall Island, near Great Keppel Island.

The attack left him with multiple wounds to his upper limbs, which he later underwent microsurgery to repair.

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