Man killed in third shark attack off Australia's popular Whitsunday Islands

A man has died after a shark at Cid Harbour in north Queensland

The species of sharks involved in the attacks have not yet been identified and Water Police and fishing boats were patrolling Cid Harbour on Tuesday, advising tourists on yachts to keep out of the water, O'Connell said.

A man died after he was attacked by a shark in waters off Australia's tropical northeast coast on Monday, police said, the third attack in the popular tourist region in the last two months.

"The man and woman who was onboard have gone into the water in the late afternoon and they were taking turns at using a stand-up paddleboard", O'Connell said.

Tourism Whitsundays CEO Natassia Wheeler said they supported all efforts to inform visitors about the dangers of sharks in the area.

French-speaking tourists launched a dinghy from their yacht and pulled Christidis to his own yacht, where most of the group had medical backgrounds, including two doctors. "It's just - the injuries were so severe", he added. "They did everything imaginable to try to save the man".

"It was one of the more hard ones for everyone involved".

Melbourne girl Hannah Papps (12) received a life-threatening bite to her right leg while swimming in shallow water in Cid Harbour the following day.

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The last shark attack in the Whitsunday Islands before the latest spate occurred on February 13, 2010, off Dent Island when a 60-year-old woman survived severe lacerations to her buttocks and major blood loss.

Australia ranked behind only the United States in the number of unprovoked shark encounters with humans in 2017, according to the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File.

Daniel Gschwind, chief executive of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, which represents more than 3,000 tourism businesses, said authorities were methodically examining why the unprecedented series of attacks had occurred and whether environmental changes are a factor. It wasn't immediately known what type of shark attacked Christidis.

Described by a rescue crewman as "the worst one yet", the attack on the 33-year-old happened about dusk close to where two other people were mauled in the space of 24 hours in September.

The pre-teen lost her leg in the attack, which led to a shark bait operation, in which six sharks were hooked and killed within a week.

"We really need to be smarter than what we have been and actually learn from these things as opposed to just going out and killing animals", Dr Chapman said.

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