VIDEO: Shark attack victim transferred to Brisbane hospital
SUNDAY 4.30PM: Allan Countryman has been transferred to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
He was airlifted this afternoon in a stable condition.
SUNDAY 9.30AM: Norman Gardens man Allan Countryman remains in a stable condition at Rockhampton Hospital after being treated for severe injuries sustained in a shark attack off Miall Island.
Mr Countryman was spearfishing near the island about 11.30am Saturday when he was attacked by a shark two to three metres in length.
SATURDAY 4PM: The 31-year-old man attacked by a shark off Miall Island today was transported to Rockhampton Hospital by ambulance in a serious, but stable condition and is currently being treated.
The Norman Gardens man was spearfishing at the time of the attack.
Queensland Ambulance Service Senior Operations Supervisor Brad Miers said it was planned the man would be airlifted to Rockhampton by the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.
However, the decision was made to transport him by ambulance due to the nature of the injuries.
"This gentleman has received serious injuries to his upper limbs which are quite critical and needs urgent surgery," Mr Miers said.
Mr Miers said the man was attacked by a shark between two to three metres in length.
"In my career, I can't recall a shark attack off the Capricorn Coast," he said.
Mr Miers said Coast Guard crew had helped save the man's life as they transported him back to Rosslyn Bay.
"The assistance from the Coast Guard was invaluable," he said.
"Without their assistance today there would have been a delay in assessing the patient and providing emergency care and treatment."
EARLIER: A 31-year-old man is being airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital after he was attacked by a shark near Yeppoon.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said the man had been stabalised, but suffered serious lacerations to his arms and legs.
It is believed the man was snorkeling off Miall Island when the attack happened about 12pm.
The Yeppoon Coast Guard was called in to assist and transported the man from the island back to Rosslyn Bay where they were met by ambulance crews and the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.
Flotilla Commander Arthur Hunt told The Morning Bulletin the Coast Guard were training in Keppel Bay when they got the call and were able to get a boat to the island quickly.
Coast Guard crew administered first aid on board as they transported the man back to Rosslyn Bay.