Teenage girl survives suspected shark attack at beach

Savannah Meacham |

A teen was taken to hospital in stable condition after being injured in a suspected shark attack.
A teen was taken to hospital in stable condition after being injured in a suspected shark attack.

A teenage girl has been taken to hospital after being injured in a suspected shark attack north of Brisbane.

Paramedics were called to Bargara Beach near Bundaberg on Friday afternoon after reports of a shark attack. 

A 13-year-old girl was treated for minor soft tissue injuries to her back, legs and abdomen.

Queensland Ambulance Service said her injuries were not life-threatening and she was taken to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.

“(She) is very lucky with the injuries she could have sustained,” QAS operations supervisor Matthew Davenport told reporters on Friday.

He said the teen was very calm during treatment but both she and her parents were shocked by the incident.

The beach, almost 400km north of Brisbane in the Wide Bay region, was not known for sharks, Mr Davenport said.

AAP