Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Teen third WA shark fatality in a year

Teen third WA shark fatality in a year

Earlier, Western Australian police confirmed that the 17-year-old was treated at Brandy Creek before being taken to Esperance hospital in a critical condition.

A beach on Western Australia's south coast, near Esperance, will remain closed today after a fatal shark attack.

People have now been advised to stay clear of going to the area for at least the next 48 hours.

Police said the victim, whose name was not released, was from Mandurah, which is near Perth, and she was on vacation with her family.

A teenage girl died after being attacked by a shark in Australia.


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Sky News said one of the girl's legs was badly mauled by the shark and she had lost a lot of blood by the time she was taken away by ambulance.

Previous year there were four fatal shark attacks worldwide, two of which occurred in Western Australia, according to the university's records. The Department of Fisheries was set to patrol the beach Tuesday. Kelp Beds, known as "Kelpies", is a popular surf break also used for camping and four-wheel driving, according to Caitlyn Rintoul of the Esperance Express.

He survived the attack but lost his left arm and right hand.

Her mother and two sisters watched helpless from the beach, according to reports, as the predator attacked.

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