A 16-year-old girl was killed by a shark after she went down the river to swim with dolphins. The tragic incident took place in a remote area of Perth in North Fremantle, Western Australia. According to District Police Officer Paul Robinson, the boy was killed by the shark after he went out to swim near the dolphins. However, it is not clear which species of shark attacked the child.
A group of dolphins can be seen here. It is believed that the child may have jumped in to swim near it. They tried to save the girl and bring her to shore but could not. It is believed that the girl must have died immediately in the water. Paul Robinson described the incident as very, very unfortunate. The police officer said in the press conference that the girl was with her friends along the river. The girl’s family is devastated after hearing the news.
Following the incident, the State Government has also warned people living near the Swan River in North Fremantle to be extra vigilant. Similarly, the authorities warn that you should avoid going near the beach.
According to experts, there is no chance of shark sighting in this area. In November 2021, a 57-year-old man was killed by a great white shark at Port Beach, Perth.
In January 2021, a man was fatally injured by a shark while swimming in the Swan River. It is estimated that there are over 100 species of sharks in Western Australian waters. However, experts say that the chances of someone being killed by a shark attack is extremely rare.
Last Updated Feb 5, 2023, 11:38 AM IST