Man dies after shark attack in same area two others were mauled

A man has died after being attacked by a shark at a popular tourist beach in Australia.

The 33-year-old died in hospital hours after suffering massive blood loss during the attack in the Whitsunday Islands.

The area is usually full of keen scuba divers and an area where shark attacks are usually rare.

The man suffered injuries to his left thigh, right calf and left wrist during the terrifying ordeal this afternoon.

Queensland Ambulance tweeted that the attack occurred about 5.37pm.

It said earlier today: "A male patient is currently being airlifted to Mackay Hospital with significant leg and wrist injuries following a shark attack in waters near Cid Harbour which occurred at 5.37pm."

Police said they would not provide details on the condition of the man until they had spoken to his next of kin.

It comes weeks after two other people were also attacked by sharks in the same area. Queensland Fisheries killed four tiger sharks in the area following these incidents.

A 46-year-old tourist, Justine Barwick, was attacked on 19 September while swimming from a yacht in Cid Harbour and is still recovering.

The mum-of-two was bitten on her left thigh while snorkelling.

While Hannah Papps, a 12-year-old tourist, was also attacked in the same harbour the next day and lost a leg.

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