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Man treated for shock after surviving Queensland shark attack

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The latest attack saw a Byron Bay surfer lose a big chunk of his leg. Photo: AAP
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A man was treated for shock on Thursday after narrowly escaping a four-metre tiger shark that attacked his kayak on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Police said the man was paddling about a kilometre off Moffat Beach when the shark attacked his kayak.

The man, who is in his 30s, was knocked into the water and managed to scramble back onto the kayak and summon help.

The shark was still hanging onto one end of the kayak when he climbed back onboard, but let go in an attempt to bite him, Channel Nine reported.

He said the shark then circled the kayak for a short time before swimming away.

Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) said they were called in to help a kayaker about 6:30am.

SLSQ media said lifesavers on jet skis had “performed an amazing and dramatic rescue”.

The man was treated for shock after returning to the beach, but was not transported to hospital.

The incident was the latest in a spate of shark attacks around Australia, including the death of Melbourne doctor Daniel Christidis  in the Whitsundays just over a week ago.

Dr Christidis’ attack came in in Cid Harbour, the same waters where two other people attacked in September, including a teenage girl who lost a leg and a Tasmanian woman.

A bodyboarder was treated in hospital after being bitten at a beach south of Perth this week and a man was left with a gashed leg in an attack near Ballina in NSW last week.