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A man has died after a shark at Cid Harbour in north Queensland

"The woman has gotten out of the water off the standing paddleboard and the man has gone into the water, shortly thereafter he was the victim of an attack by the shark".

Queensland emergency services were able to reach the man and fly him to Mackay Base Hospital where he arrived in a critical condition.

One of the rescuers, Ben McCauely, who also was involved in the previous two incidents, said it felt like "deja vu" but worse.

Insp O'Connell said Dr Christidis' friends were "extremely distraught". "We are reaching out to his colleagues and will provide counseling support to anyone who needs it", the rep said.

All three attacks took place in Cid Harbor, off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, which lie between the northeast coast of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.

A man in Australia was killed by a shark Monday, around a month after two tourists were critically injured in separate shark attacks in the same area.

Dr Christidis had just completed a PhD in the area of prostate cancer at Austin Health and started working as a surgical registrar in urology at Western Health in February.

Police and fisheries boats were patrolling Cid Harbor on Tuesday and advising tourists on yachts to keep out of the water, O'Connell said.

The species of shark has not yet been determined.

State Tourism Minister Kate Jones says expert advice suggests drumlines are not the most effective method of controlling shark populations.

Justine Barwick, a 46-year-old tourist, was attacked September 19 while swimming from a yacht in Cid Harbor and is recovering.

The victims were 12-year-old Melbourne girl Hannah Papps, who suffered a "significant leg injury" during the attack, and Tasmanian tourist 46-year-old Justine Barwick, who suffered severe injuries to her right thigh and had to undergo reconstructive surgery.

It's the third time a person has been attacked in the region in less than two months.

Many in the area are now calling on the state government of Queensland to implement baited drum lines and shark nets to prevent further attacks.

"We have to make an assumption it was a tiger given the amount of tigers they caught in Cid Harbour following the last attack", Mr Long said. "Drum lines or not, no one should swim in Cid Harbour".

A male patient is now being airlifted to Mackay Hospital with significant leg and wrist injuries following a shark attack in waters near #CidHarbour which occurred at 5.37pm.

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