Tourist is seriously injured after he was attacked by a crocodile while snorkelling off a remote island near the tip of Australia
- Tourists was snorkelling off Cape Grenville
- Crocodile seriously injured his hand and face
A tourist has been attacked by a crocodile while snorkelling in shallow waters near a remote island in Far North Queensland.
The man, believed to be in his 50s from Brisbane, is understood to have been on an excursion with a tourist boat when the attack took place.
He is said to have suffered serious injuries to his hand as well as cuts and bruises to his face.
The incident took place around 2pm near the white sands and clear waters of Cape Grenville, close to the tip of Australia, 700km north of Cairns.
Others around him managed to help fend off the croc and get him back to shore where they stemmed the blood and tended his injuries.
He was rushed to nearby Haggerstone Island, 28km away, where doctors stabilised his condition, reported 9News.