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Shark attack at Cardwell leaves man with serious leg injuries

ABC News logo ABC News 18/02/2017
A man is being treated for serious leg injuries following a shark attack. © AAP Image/Dan Peled A man is being treated for serious leg injuries following a shark attack.

A teenager has serious leg injuries following a shark attack at Cardwell in far north Queensland, paramedics say.

A spokeswoman for the Queensland Ambulance Service said the man, believed to be 19 years old, was in a critical condition with severe blood loss with multiple bites to his upper and lower leg.

He was attacked off Point Hinchinbrook boat ramp about 10:30am.

He is being treated by paramedics on a jetty after being brought to shore by a boat.

A rescue helicopter is on its way to the location from Cairns.

Paramedics believe the teen was bitten by either a bull shark or a tiger shark.

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