LAETICIA BROUWER, 17, KILLED BY SHARK

WHILE SURFING IN WEST AUSTRALIA

A teenage girl has been killed by a shark while surfing in West Australia. And marking a shift in government policy, drumlines have not be auto-deployed at the site of the attack

17-year-old Laeticia Brouwer died from massive blood loss after she was attacked by a shark while surfing at Kelp Beds, near Esperance, with her father on Monday.

Laeticia's father carried her to shore. Her mother and siblings witnessed the whole ordeal.

Laeticia’s father carried her to shore. Her mother and siblings witnessed the whole ordeal.

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It is understood her father carried her to the beach where paramedics administered CPR. Laeticia’s leg was severed in the attack and she was taken to Esperance Hospital where she tragically died. Police have recommended that people should stay out of the water until further notice.

In a statement to Australia’s 9 News Laeticia’s uncle Steve Evans said: ”We’re terribly heartbroken and sad upon this tragic accident. We can take comfort in the fact that Laetecia died doing something she loved. The ocean was her and her family’s passion.”

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