Shark attack victim Matthew Tratt, with his wife Kayla, Matthew died following a fatal shark bite off Fraser Island. Photo: Facebook
Shark attack victim Matthew Tratt, with his wife Kayla, Matthew died following a fatal shark bite off Fraser Island. Photo: Facebook

Loved ones to celebrate life of shark attack victim

Loved ones will celebrate the life of shark attack victim Matthew Tratt, who died earlier this month after being mauled by a shark off Fraser Island.

Matt's brother Rob Tratt said while the funeral would be limited to family because of COVID-19 restrictions, everyone was welcome to stream the live service and honour the life of "a good father, a good brother and a fantastic spearo".

WATCH THE LIVESTREAMED FUNERAL HERE FROM 10.30AM

MEMORIES: Kayla, Sienna, Taj, Rob and Tab Tratt will be celebrating the life of Matthew Tratt today.
MEMORIES: Kayla, Sienna, Taj, Rob and Tab Tratt will be celebrating the life of Matthew Tratt today.


The tragic incident happened on Matt's daughter Sienna's 10th birthday on July 4, with Rob saying his family took comfort knowing Matt died doing what he loved.

He said there was no better place than Fraser Island for his brother to pass away.

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"There was whales in the water, there was turtles in the water. It was a magnificent sight, if he wanted to go out a way, that was the way he would have wanted to go," he said.

"It was just a bit too soon."

Rob, who lives in Annerley, Brisbane, said he would be forever grateful for being able to spend the final few hours with his younger brother, having formed a close bond with him during the past two years.

"I was just glad I was able to be there with him. We had a great time," he said.

"I did everything I could, there's nothing I would change that happened in the water that day."

Matt's funeral will be available to stream at 10.30am.



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