Man killed in shark attack

A man has died after he was attacked by a shark while swimming off North West Island, near Gladstone, on Monday.

The RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the scene just after 6pm where the 23 year old had suffered significant injuries to his leg, arm and chest.

He was treated by the onboard doctor and paramedics before being flown to Gladstone Hospital in a critical condition, but later died from his injuries.