16-YO Girl Mauled By Shark In Australia River, Dies


Sydney: A 16-year-old girl died on Saturday after being mauled by a shark in a river in Perth , the Western Australia’s state capital.

Police said they were called to the scene of the attack about 3:45 p.m. Saturday (0745 GMT) near a traffic bridge in the Swan River, in the Fremantle port area of Perth.

The girl was pulled from the water with critical injuries and she died at the scene, police said in a statement.

The victim had jumped off a jet ski to swim with a pod of dolphins in the river when the shark attack occurred, the Australian Broadcasting Corp reported on Sunday.

Authorities were not sure what kind of shark attacked the girl, the ABC reported.

The last fatal shark attack in Western Australian waters was in November 2021 when a 57-year-old man was killed by a great white shark at Perth’s Port Beach.

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