A shark bit off a British tourist foot and mauled the leg Tuesday as the guys snorkelled on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, officials explained.
The guys were on a ski tour at the Whitsunday Islands if they were assaulted, tour secretary ZigZag Whitsundays said.
Officials didn’t immediately launch the guys’ names, but they had been 22 and 28 years old.
The shark severed one guy’s right foot and then reunite and mauled another’s right-wing, Queensland says Ambulance Service spokeswoman Tracey Eastwick reported.
“An English tourist has had his foot bitten off, and yet another has severe lacerations to his lower leg following a shark attack in the Whitsundays now,” the helicopter rescue agency said in a statement.
The victims told that the helicopter team” they had been wrestling and thrashing about in the water” at a passage involving Hayman and Whitsunday Islands if they were assaulted, the announcement said.
A shark killed a guy in November a year ago at a Whitsunday Island refuge where two tourists were mauled a month before.
The 33-year-old sufferer was diving out of a paddleboard while on a yacht cruise.
The spate of strikes in the Whitsundays left government trying hard to describe a clear escalation at risk from the internationally famous vacation destination. In September this past year, two Australian tourists were mauled on successive days, such as a 12-year-old woman who lost a leg.