Shark hook embedded in teenager

Both the patient and a friend from the Sunshine Coast had been attempting to cast a line with a 10 cm shark hook attached when he aborted the cast and the hook lodged into his back.

The local QAS officer treated the teenager and carefully bandaged the injury leaving the hook in his back awaiting the arrival of the rescue helicopter. He was then airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition where Doctors will remove the hook.