A TEENAGE boy has tragically died after he was attacked by a shark in far north Queensland on Monday morning.
The 18-year-old Mossman man was fishing off Rudder Reed near Port Douglas about 11am when he was bitten on the leg.
Police said friends who were travelling with the man on a private boat alerted authorities and performed emergency first aid.
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The man was pronounced deceased shortly after the vessel returned to shore.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.