Two men were swimming on the Cape York Peninsula on Friday afternoon when one of them was attacked, Queensland Ambulance Service Denis O’Sullivan told reporters in Cairns.
The victim, who was rescued from the jaws of the animal – which could have been about 2.5 meters long – sustained serious injuries to the head, chest and arms, while the rescuer sustained injuries to his arms.
to me WatchmanThe two men belonged to the military, but it was not known whether they were on duty or not at the time of the attack.
“Our immediate focus is to provide the necessary medical treatment to the soldiers involved and to support their families, who have already been notified,” said a document issued by the Department of Defense. “The incident is under investigation, so no further details will be provided,” he added.
However, the two men’s condition is known to be stable, but O’Sullivan said the younger man narrowly escaped. “I think he is very lucky to be alive to tell the story,” he said.
After the rescue, a military doctor who was on a nearby ship put a tourniquet on both of them before taking them to the hospital, which was quite an effort—involving a speedboat, helicopter and plane ride, with a total distance of about 800 km. .
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