The girl was surfing with her father just east of Esperance during an Easter holiday when she was attacked at Kelp Beds surf break, a popular spot for surfers near Wylie Bay. Paramedics treated her on the beach, according to ABC Australia, but she died at a hospital with Yahoo 7 reporting that she had suffered massive injuries to one of her legs.
Police confirmed that the teen had died, but did not disclose her identity, saying only that she was from Mandurah, which is near Perth. Sharksmart, the West Australia website that tracks shark activity, reported sightings of a great white shark in the area in the past week, according to The West Australian. There were two fatal shark attacks in West Australia last year.
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