Shark attack proves fatal

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An Australian teenager has died after being bitten by a shark while spear fishing over a reef in far north Queensland — the first fatal shark attack in the region in a decade.

The 18-year-old was fishing at Rudder Reef with his father and classmates just before midday when he was attacked and bitten on the upper thigh and arm.

The young man, who last month graduated from high school, was dragged into the boat bleeding heavily.

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