TWO Brits who survived being savaged by a shark in Australia are already joking about England’s World Cup victory over the Wallabies.

Alistair Raddon, 28, had his proper foot ripped off and Danny Maggs, 22, was additionally viciously attacked as they snorkelled off Queensland’s common Whitsunday coast earlier this morning.

 Feeling fine: despite being attacked by a shark, Danny Maggs shows he's OK

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Feeling advantageous: regardless of being attacked by a shark, Danny Maggs reveals he is OKCredit score: Danny Maggs
 Alistair Raddon had his right foot bitten off by a shark off Airlie Beach in Queensland, Australia

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Alistair Raddon had his proper foot bitten off by a shark off Airlie Seashore in Queensland, AustraliaCredit score: information.com.au
 Danny Maggs sustained serious leg injuries

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Danny Maggs sustained critical leg accidentsCredit score: information.com.au

As he lay in an air ambulance, Danny Maggs grinned and waved at cameras after being plucked to security following the terrifying attack.

The rescue helicopter rushed each snorkelers to Mackay Base Hospital in a critical however steady situation.

The authorities are desperately making an attempt to determine what kind of shark it was.

Danny Maggs’ grandad, Derek Anning

The shark is believed to have attacked Mr Raddon first, whereas the pair had been swimming off Airlie seashore, earlier than returning to chew Mr Maggs’ leg.

The Brit victims informed the helicopter crew “they were wrestling and thrashing about in the water” in a passage between Hayman and Whitsunday Islands – which lie between Queensland’s northeast coast and the Nice Barrier Reef – whereas they had been mauled at about 10.20am (12.20am GMT).

The 2 bloodied males had been plucked from the water by horrified vacationers on a pleasure boat, given fast first support, and brought again to shore.

JOKING ABOUT RUGBY

Steve Thurtell, from the Queensland Ambulance Service, mentioned: “I understand they were in good spirits; they made a comment about the World Cup but clearly the impact [of the shark attack] has not been lost on them.”

Danny’s grandad, Derek Anning, 77, informed The Solar that he has had surgical procedure and hopefully he shall be okay.

“Had been hoping for one of the best. I believe [the bite was on] his calf and up greater on his thigh.

The authorities are desperately making an attempt to determine what kind of shark it was.

He completed his plumbing apprenticeship and he went off backpacking.

“That was over a year ago now, it was all going great obviously until this has happened – its terrible, your worst nightmare.”

Shark attack Brits already joking about England beating Australia at rugby after shark ripped off one's foot
 Maggs and Raddon pictured together the day before the attack on Instagram

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Maggs and Raddon pictured collectively the day earlier than the attack on InstagramCredit score: Instagram
 Maggs being put into the air ambulance after being attacked

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Maggs being put into the air ambulance after being attackedCredit score: seek advice from caption.

SHARK BITE HOTSPOT

The shark mauling occurred near the place a number of folks have been bitten over the previous 12 months, together with Dr Daniel Christidis, 33, who died final November throughout a yacht journey with buddies.

The Nice Barrier Reef Marine Park, which covers 344,000sq km, is house to about 88 species of sharks, together with bull and tiger sharks.

Danny’s involved pal and former boss Jamie Dart, proprietor of JD Plumbing and Heating ltd, mentioned he was relieved to obtain a message saying,”I am okay mate – but it was scary.”

Danny, of Plymstock in Devon, labored for Jamie for 2 years and have become a professional plumber.

ZigZag Whitsundays, which operated the tour the snorkelers had been on, mentioned they’d suspended operations for right now.

There have been 20 folks on board the tour boat at the time, but it surely’s not clear what number of vacationers had been swimming at the time of the attack.

Tourism Whitsundays and Whitsunday Regional Council mentioned passengers and crew had spoken to counsellors.

 Maggs, pictured, was snorkelling in Hook Passage with Raddon when the attack took place

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Maggs, pictured, was snorkelling in Hook Passage with Raddon when the attack befellCredit score: Fb
 The beast is believed to have bitten Raddon first before returning to bite Maggs' leg

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The beast is believed to have bitten Raddon first earlier than returning to chew Maggs’ legCredit score: Fb
 One backpacker had his foot bitten off while another sustained leg injuries in the horrific attack

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One backpacker had his foot bitten off whereas one other sustained leg accidents within the horrific attackCredit score: 7news
 Two Brits were rushed to hospital after being mauled by a shark in Queensland

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Two Brits had been rushed to hospital after being mauled by a shark in QueenslandCredit score: 9news
 There were 20 people on board the tour boat at the time of the attack off Airlie Beach in Queensland's Whitsundays

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There have been 20 folks on board the tour boat at the time of the attack off Airlie Seashore in Queensland’s WhitsundaysCredit score: Second – Getty
 The rescue helicopter that rushed two Brit tourists to hospital after a terrifying shark attack on Tuesday

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The rescue helicopter that rushed two Brit vacationers to hospital after a terrifying shark attack on TuesdayCredit score: RACQ / Twitter

DEBATE OVER SAFETY

It comes amid debate in Queensland about the current removing of protecting drum traces from the Nice Barrier Reef marine park.

There have been at least four shark attacks in the Whitsundays since September last year – including upon a 12-year-old girl, Hannah Papps, who later had her leg amputated.

A Tasmanian mum-of-two, Justine Barwick, 46, was bitten on her left thigh while snorkelling in the same area.

A court ruled in favour of animal rights campaigners to get rid of the deadly barriers that keep sharks from the shore.

What are drum lines and how do they protect swimmers in Australia?

Before its Shark Control Programme (SCP) was put in place, from 1916 to 1962 there were 36 shark attacks in Queensland, resulting in 19 fatalities.

The SCP relies on nets or drum lines baited hooks or a combination of both, to minimise the threat of shark attacks by catching and killing them.

It lowers the risk, but does not provide an impenetrable barrier between sharks and humans, Queensland Government says.

However, as a result of a Federal Court decision in September 2019, changes were made to the locations of this type of shark control equipment in north Queensland.

The court banned shark culling on the Great Barrier Reef after the government lost its appeal for the right to use drum lines to catch and kill sharks to protect swimmers.

This happened after the Humane Society challenged the State Government programme in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park area.

The society said the decision was a victory for sharks which would no longer die senselessly for a misguided sense of security.

But opponents warned the Prime Minister risked having blood on his hands as swimmers would have less protection.

Shark control equipment has been removed from the reef and additional equipment has instead been installed in some locations outside the marine park.

However, the area that Alistair Raddon and Danny Maggs were mauled, at Airlie Beach, has never been covered by the SCP.

The Queensland Government says: We recommend you swim at patrolled beaches that have shark control equipment in place.

“Its important to be aware that sharks inhabit our coastline, as well as estuaries, rivers, creeks, canals and streams.

 Shark attack locations for 2018

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Shark attack areas for 2018

The place are the Whitsundays?

  • An archipelago of 74 tropical islands, the Whitsundays lie simply off the Queensland coast, subsequent to the Nice Barrier Reef
  • Folks journey right here from all around the world to see the white sands of Whitehaven Seashore and the beautiful fantastic thing about Coronary heart Reef
  • The Nice Barrier Reef protects the islands from giant swells, making them superb for crusing, swimming, snorkelling and enjoyable on secluded seashores and in hidden bays
  • Whitehaven Seashore is taken into account by many to be probably the most stunning seashore on earth
  • The sand is 98 per cent silica, and so white that it will possibly seem unreal
  • It’s on the uninhabited Whitsunday Island and is simply accessible by seaplane, helicopter or boat
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