News 17-Year-Old Girl Dies in Western Australia Following Shark Attack

While surfing off the coast of Western Australia, a girl aged 17 has been killed by a shark.

The girl, who had lost a lot of blood, was in critical condition when taken to Esperance Hospital where she later died of her injuries. It's a little bit early.

The beach has been closed until further notice and surfers are advised to stay away for 48 hours.

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The girl's mother and two younger sisters watched in horror from the beach as the shark attack occurred just before 4 p.m. local time, 7 News Perth reported.

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

. Patrols are being organized for the area to commence on Tuesday morning.

Although sharks are common in Australian waters, the country has averaged fewer than two fatal attacks per year in recent decades.

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Sightings of a great white sharks were reported in the area in the past week, according to Sharksmart, a Western Australia website that tracks shark activity.

The type of shark was not officially identified, but a medium-sized great white was reportedly seen in the area, according to the New York Daily News.

Surfer Sean Pollard, then 23, lost his arm and his other hand in a shark attack at the same beach in 2014.

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