A primary school-age girl has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected shark bite while swimming off the coast of central Queensland.
The girl was reportedly swimming near an island off Gladstone yesterday when she was attacked by what's believed to be a lemon shark, and was bitten on her lower leg.
The girl and her mother were taken in a boat to land to meet a rescue helicopter, with the alarm raised just after 6pm (9pm NZT) yesterday.
She was treated for minor injuries before being flown to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.
It's the second time in two weeks someone was airlifted by the Bundaberg rescue helicopter after a suspected shark attack.
A man in his 30s was treated for injuries to his hand and knee, reportedly caused by a shovel nose shark, on December 30 and flown to Gladstone Hospital in a stable condition.