The event took place less than 24 hours since a Tasmanian mother was mauled by a shark on the same island.
Despite being terrified, with a huge wound to her leg, the 12-year-old still bravely managed to smile to her rescuers and give them a thumbs up.
A rescue helicopter flew to Cid Harbour in the Whitsunday Islands region around lunchtime on Thursday to retrieve a “another shark bite patient”, the RACQ CQ Rescue service tweeted, after reportedly being bitten on the leg.
On Wednesday evening, Justine Barwick, 46, was mauled while snorkelling nearby, and is lucky to be alive.
Ms Barwick, a mother of two, would likely have bled to death from a severe wound to her left thigh without the quick-thinking actions of people in nearby boats.
A rescue helicopter scrambled to the region was just 15 minutes away from the scene due to an earlier operation they’d been undertaking.
The hovering chopper drew the attention of John Hadok, an emergency department doctor from Mackay Base Hospital, who was sailing nearby and soon joined the effort to save Ms Barwick’s life.