A teenager died Monday after an attack by a shark while she was surfing along the southern coast of Western Australia.
The girl, whose identity has not been made public, was with her parents and two sisters in the popular surfing area of Wylie Bay, near the town of Esperance.
It was initially reported she was fighting for her life, but it was later confirmed she died in Esperance Hospital. It's a little bit early.
Wylie Bay Beach is closed until further notice, and people are urged to stay out of the water. The shark bit her on the leg around 4 p.m., Australia's 7 News reports.
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There were two fatal attacks in Western Australia previous year and shark activity had been reported in the area recently. Patrols are being organized for the area to commence on Tuesday morning. It's believed that it was the girl's mother, who was looking on from the shore, was the one to phone the emergency services.
The Australian teen was hitting the waves with her dad in Esperance when the shark latched onto her and grabbed her, according to the Associated Press.
In the same area as this latest incident in Wylie Bay, Sean Pollard lost his left arm and right hand in a shark attack in October 2014.