Teenage girl has died after being bitten by a shark


A teenage girl has died after being bitten by a shark in Western Australia on April 17. Laeticia Brouwer was surfing with her father just before 4 p.m. at Kelp Beds near Wylie Bay in Esperance when she was said to have been drug under water when her left leg was bitten off at the hip by a suspected great white shark. According to 7 News Perth reports, the 17-year-old’s mother and two sisters saw the attack from the beach. Brouwer’s father and another teen were able to take Brouwer…

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Video: Spearfishermen have close encounter with a shark

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A couple of spearfisherman had a close encounter with a shark in Western Australia. Tim Van Beelen was fishing with The Horny Spearos boat off the coast of Coral Bay in the video posted January 23. Van Beelen had just speared a fish and was reeling it in when a hungry shark showed up. ***Language Warning**** The shark took advantage of situation and started munching on the free meal. The spear fisherman pulled on his line as the shark was eating the fish before quickly releasing it and distancing himself…

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Spearfisherman Bitten by a Shark in Australia

A spearfisherman has been bitten by a shark in Australia. Brad Vale was spearfishing with three friends off the coast of Coral Bay when he was bitten. The 19-year-old Albany teenager had is GoPro camera filming as he dove down and a 5 foot (1.5m) shark started circling him. “I dived down and just sort of sat down at the bottom and a shark came in on me,” he told Perth Now. “He got a bit close then did a big turn at me and charged so I gave him…

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Shark Severed a Surfer’s Leg in Australia-Fatal

A shark severed a surfers leg in Western Australia. Ben Gerring was bitten while surfing at Falcon Beach in the town of Mandurah which is south of Pert City. The 29-year old was heard screaming for help as he was being pulled underwater. Other Surfers heard his cries and paddled over to assist.   They were able to carry Mr. Gerring back to shore and administer first aid. Ian Barker, who assisted in the rescue, told Seven News he “Heard the boy say ‘shark’ and about 15 blokes paddled all the…

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70 Tiger Sharks Feast on a Whale

A drone operator caught the moment 70 tiger sharks feast on a whale. The footage was taken by Jay Cox who works for Eco Abrolhos. Mr. Cox had taken a group of 15 tourists to Western Australia near Dirk Hartog Island on four tenders at Steep Point on Friday. Another boat passed by and told them about the sharks munching on the whale carcass.  The group then headed to watch the action unfold. They were able to get extremely close to the sharks that were focused on the free meal,…

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Surfer bitten by shark in Australia

Sean Pollard lost one hand and the other forearm in a shark attack. The 23-year-old surfer also sustained serious injuries to his legs. The incident occurred at Wylie Bay Beach in the town of Esperance Australia. Mr. Pollard was able to return to the beach under his own power and was assisted onto shore by two beach goers. A total of two sharks were killed in the vicinity after the incident.  Fishers state one of the sharks was responsible for the attack. A fellow surfer and an off-duty ambulance worker…

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