Girl killed by shark while family watched her surf

18 April, 2017, 02:50 | Author: Essie Rivera

A 17-year-old girl has died after she was attacked by a shark while surfing in Western Australia's south.

The girl was surfing in the surfer resort of Kelp Beds, near the town of Esperance in Wylie Bay, with her dad when the shark launched its attack. And from there, she was brought to nearby Esperance Hospital, where she died from her injuries.

Police confirmed that the teen had died, but did not disclose her identity, saying only that she was from Mandurah, which is near Perth.

After the shark severely mauled the teenager's left leg, she was brought to shore where she was reportedly unconscious.

Esperance Police offered condolences to the friends and family of the victim on Twitter.

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According to Shark Smart WA, a shark-tracking site maintained by the Australian government, a medium-sized great white shark had been spotted in the area twice in the past week.

The Esperance shire has closed Wylie Bay beach, with the WA Department of Fisheries planning to spend the day patrolling the area.

Sean Pollard lost both hands in a shark attack at the same beach in 2014.

She is the only person to be killed by a shark in the state this year.

Australia has an average of less than two deadly shark attacks per year.

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