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Household’s grief after dad-of-two 36, killed in horror shark assault whereas diving off the coast of Australia

Family’s grief after dad-of-two 36, killed in horror shark attack while diving off the coast of Australia


HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to the Spearfisher who was mauled to loss of life by a shark off the coast of Australia.

Matthew Tratt, 36, was a father-of-two, who died on Saturday after struggling severe accidents to his leg and vital blood loss on account of the assault.

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Matthew Tratt, seen right here together with his spouse Kayla, was mauled to loss of life by a shark on Saturday[/caption]

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A good friend wrote to Kayla saying she had many fond recollections of Matthew to cherish[/caption]

The air-conditioning contractor had been out spearfishing together with his brother close to the vacationer hotspot Fraser Island.

Paramedics had been referred to as to the positioning off Indian Head simply after 2pm native time.

They had been winched down from the RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter – however regardless of working to save lots of the diver for greater than an hour, he was pronounced useless on the scene, the Queensland Ambulance Service mentioned.

Matthew’s grieving spouse Kayla modified the profile image on her Fb web page to a snap of the couple collectively.

A good friend of the couple, Stacey Bates, wrote: “We are able to’t comprehend what you’re going although proper now Kayla.

“Our hearts are hurting for you and the youngsters a lot.

“It is a attractive photograph, you have got so many photos and exquisite recollections to cherish in your coronary heart ceaselessly.”

The lack of a younger life together with his future earlier than him is a tragedy past phrases and we share their unhappiness and grief


Fraser Coast mayor George Seymour

Fraser Coast mayor George Seymour mentioned the local people was deeply saddened by the tragedy.

He wrote on Fb: “This a tremendously unhappy day for our neighborhood.

“Our deepest condolences go to this younger man’s household and associates.

“The lack of a younger life together with his future earlier than him is a tragedy past phrases and we share their unhappiness and grief.”

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk additionally paid her personal tribute.

“It is rather tragic and, after all, our condolences exit to the household of the person who misplaced his life off the coast of Fraser Island in that brutal shark assault,” she mentioned.


The assault occurred near the positioning of one other deadly shark assault in April.

Queensland wildlife ranger Zachary Robba, 23, died after being bitten by a terrific white.

No less than 4 individuals have now died in shark assaults in Australia this 12 months, with three perishing in Queensland in as many months.

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Medics battled for greater than an hour to attempt to save Matthew’s life[/caption]

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Matthew had been spearfishing together with his brother when he was attacked by the shark[/caption]