Teen killed in far north Qld shark attack

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. 

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