15. December 2014
Sudden death, Port Douglas
An 18-year-old Mossman man has died after sustaining a shark bite off Port Douglas this morning.
The man was fishing off Rudder Reef at around 11am when he was bitten by a shark on his leg.
Friends who were travelling with the man on a private vessel alerted authorities and performed emergency first aid.
The man was pronounced deceased shortly after the vessel returned to shore.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.
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Source: Queensland Police Service ( Map: SYM )