A person who was bitten on the top by a crocodile in Far North Queensland is anticipated to make a full restoration.

The 33-year-old was snorkelling off a seashore at Lizard Island, on the Nice Barrier Reef north of Cooktown, on Wednesday afternoon when he was attacked by a 2-metre saltwater crocodile.

The assault occurred when the person was in deep water, round 50 metres offshore.

He was flown by the Royal Flying Physician Service to Cairns Hospital, with accidents to his head and neck.

He stays in a steady situation in hospital.

Delaware North, operators of Lizard Island Resort, launched an announcement saying the incident was uncommon and the person was anticipated to make a full restoration.

Wildlife officers from the Queensland Surroundings Division will right this moment journey to Lizard Island to seek for and take away the crocodile.

“Lizard Island Resort administration obtained notification that a person swimming on one of many island seashores had obtained a chunk from a suspected crocodile, leading to wounds to the higher physique space,” the assertion mentioned.

“Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service officers have been notified of the incident and are in direct contact with the resort administration.

Lizard Island is closed resulting from coronavirus restrictions and is because of reopen to guests on December 14.

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