A 23-year-old man has died following a fatal shark bite in waters off North West Island yesterday.
The man was swimming with a group of friends and as he was swimming back to their charter vessel, he was bitten by a shark.
A doctor and paramedics responded to the scene and treated the man on board the vessel before he was transported to Gladstone Hospital.
The man sustained life-threatening injuries to his leg, hand and elbow. He succumbed to those injuries just after 10pm.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.