13 Feb 2010

Woman attacked by shark in Whitsunday Islands

7:19 pm on 13 February 2010

Rescue officials in North Queensland say a woman has been attacked by a shark in the Whitsunday Islands.

They say the woman, 60, is in a serious condition after losing several litres of blood.

Initial reports say she was bitten on the buttocks by the shark and dragged underwater.