Dad in critical condition after being mauled by shark

Glenn Dickson was attacked near Hinchinbrook Island, Australia

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Glen Dickson attacked by shark

A father of two has lost his leg after being mauled by a shark in Australia on Saturday morning.

Glenn Dickson, 25, was spear fishing near Port Hinchinbrook when the shark attacked.

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ABC reports that he'd jumped off a boat into the water when he was bitten on the left leg and suffered severe blood loss and loss of consciousness.

Dickson was flown to Cairns Hospital. His condition is critical but stable.

Paramedics praised three of his friends who applied a tourniquet using clothing and getting him to the shore.

The Cairns Post reports that a GoFundMe page has been set up to support Mr Dickson and his pregnant fiancée. Over $18,000 has been raised so far.

Ambulance workers said he was "extremely lucky to have the outcome he's had so far".

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