Man bitten by shark near Heron Is.

A MAN has been airlifted to Brisbane with hand and arm injuries after a shark bite near Lamont Reef, 44 nm off the coast of Gladstone.

The man was spearfishing at 7.30am when he was bitten by a nine foot whaler shark and was transferred to Heron Island for medical attention.

He was then transferred to Rockhampton and was flown down to Brisbane for further treatment.

It is not known what condition the man is in.


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