Teenage girl dies after being pulled into the water and mauled by a shark while rope-swinging – as witness reveals her boyfriend’s desperate attempts to save herBy Danyal Hussain For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 09:58, 4 February 2023 | Updated: 10:10, 4 February 2023
A teenager has tragically died after being mauled by a shark in Western Australia while rope-swinging.
The teen is believed to have been pulled into the Swan River by a shark while rope-swinging with friends off a traffic bridge in North Fremantle.
According to witnesses, her boyfriend desperately tried to get her out of the water but she suffered leg injuries.
WA Police said they received a triple zero call about 3.30pm and emergency services rushed to the scene. She was initially reported to be fighting for her life but has since passed away.
The teen is believed to have bitten on the leg while in the Swan River by a traffic bridge in North Fremantle
WA Police said they received a triple zero call about 3.30pm and emergency services rushed to the scene
She was initially reported to be fighting for her life but has since passed away
‘The girl jumped off the rope swing and then a bull shark pulled her under and then her boyfriend tried to like help her get out. And she passed away on the beach,’ a witness told The West Australian.
The type of shark involved in the attack had not been confirmed.
WA Police were initially told that the may have been injured by a boat propeller.
They Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development on Saturday afternoon confirmed they were currently investigating a report of a ‘possible shark bite’ incident.
‘DPIRD is working with local authorities and further information will be provided as it becomes available,’ a spokesman said.