The man who died after being attacked by a shark in Australia has been identified.
Father-of-two Matthew Tratt suffered serious injuries to his leg and significant blood loss as a result of the attack on Saturday.
The air-conditioning contractor was fatally mauled by the shark while spearfishing with his brother.
The 36-year-old was mauled at Indian Head off Fraser Island and couldn’t be saved.
A doctor and paramedic were winched down from a RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter to the man’s location in Queensland shortly after 2pm.
The team tried for over an hour to save the diver but his injuries were too severe and he died at the scene, according to the Queensland Ambulance Service.
His unnamed brother managed to drag him onto rocks to safety.
At least four people have now died in shark attacks in Australia this year, with three perishing in Queensland in as many months.
Tributes have been paid as the family come to terms with their loss.
Tratt’s grieving wife Kayla changed her Facebook profile photo to a picture of the two of them together.
“We can’t comprehend what you are going though right now Kayla,” friend Stacey Bates commented.
“Our hearts are hurting for you and the kids so much.
“This is a gorgeous photo, you have so many pictures and beautiful memories to cherish in your heart forever.”
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk also paid her own tribute.
“It is very tragic and, of course, our condolences go out to the family of the man who lost his life off the coast of Fraser Island in that brutal shark attack,” she said.