A 16-year-old girl in Australia was killed by a shark while swimming in the Swan River in North Fremantle, Perth, Australia.
She was reportedly bitten by a shark while swimming in the river, and when the emergency services arrived, they failed to save her and she was pronounced dead at the scene after succumbing to her injuries.
The deceased was with her friends jet-skiing at the river, when she decided to swim with some dolphins.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said that the girl was pulled from the river near the traffic bridge on 4 February at about 3.30pm.
She was found with severe injuries to her leg.
The police are still trying to determine the breed of the shark, with some witnesses reporting that the shark that killed the girl was a bull shark.
Acting Inspector Paul Robinson, said that the deceased’s family was not around at the time, but her friends were present, which he described as an “extremely traumatic incident for anyone to witness.”
He added that they are offering counselling services to anyone who witnessed the incident or are affected by it.
Robinson further added that the girl had jumped into the river to swim with a pod of dolphins that was seen nearby.
The fisheries department told the police that it was unusual for a shark to be so far down the river, according to The Guardian.
A witness said that she heard children screaming at the time and she went to see what was going on, before noticing a man jumping into the river to save the girl.
Another witness said that he heard the girl was bitten on the leg by the shark and sustained a very deep cut, which she eventually succumbed to.