Man dies after shark attack
Man dies after shark attack off North West Island near Gladstone in central Queensland
Posted on 14.04.2020
The man who died after a shark attack off the Central Queensland coast has been identified as 23-year-old Zachary Robba.Mr Robba was swimming back to a charter vessel that was moored off the coast of North West Island when he was bitten by the shark on Monday afternoon.
He was treated at the scene by a doctor and paramedics before being flown by helicopter to Gladstone Hospital with serious injuries. He died just after 10:00pm.
On Facebook, the rector of his former school Iona College, Father Michael Twigg, wrote: “Zach, a Queensland Park and Wildlife ranger, was the victim of a shark attack yesterday afternoon, while working in water on the southern Barrier Reef.”
“The group of rangers were undertaking research and essential maintenance on North West Island.
We are saddened by this tragic accident and would like to express our sympathy for his family, friends and colleagues at QPWS.
- Zach Robba, 23, was bitten by a shark off North West Island, which is part of Capricorn Cays National Park
- He was treated at the scene before being flown to Gladstone Hospital but died on Monday night
- He worked for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service in what his former school says was his dream job
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