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Girl Bitten By A Shark Off CQ

A young girl has been bitten by a shark off the Central Queensland Coast.

The nine-year-old girl had been swimming off North West Island on Wednesday afternoon when she sustained a bite to the rear of her leg and puncture wounds to her foot.

Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson Emily Mildred said remarkably a Registered Nurse was on scene to treat the young girl.

"The rescue helicopter was dispatched from Bundaberg and also a road crew via VMR," she said.

The girl was airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.