Thirty-three-year-old Greek Australian doctor Daniel Christidis was killed by a shark on November 6th, along Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef, after going for a five-day cruise with his friends through the Whitsunday islands, according to Police Inspector Steve O’Connell.
Christidis was a researcher at Melbourne‘s Austin Hospital, where he worked as a urologist.
It was the first night of their cruise when Christidis dove into the water to swim, around 14 miles off the coast.
Christidis was pulled back to his own yacht by French-speaking tourists, where his friends tried to offer the first aid to the stricken doctor. According to O’Connell, they tried their best to save his life, but his injuries were too severe.
It is noted that Christidis was the third victim to be killed by a shark in this area in just six weeks.
Chistidis’ colleagues were ”absolutely reeling” after they learned about his fatal incident, according to a spokesman at Melbourne’s Austin Hospital.