Shark kills teen girl surfing with father

A teenager is in a critical condition after being attacked by a shark at a beach in WA's south

A 17-year-old girl was killed Monday by a shark that attacked her while she was surfing with her father in Western Australia.

Images circulated on social media showed ambulance crews next to the beach frantically attempting to stem the bleeding before she was taken to hospital.

The teen, identified only as being from Mandurah near Perth, was treated at the scene by paramedics before she was taken to Esperance hospital in a critical condition but sadly couldn't be saved.

The victim, 17, was surfing at Kelp Beds in Wylie Bay Beach when she was attacked, Sky News Australia reported.

WA Police confirmed the girl later died from her injuries.

It's understood that the family were on an Easter holiday at the time of the attack.

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Her mother and two sisters watched helpless from the beach, according to reports, as the predator attacked. Authorities have not said what kind of shark may be responsible.

The girl's leg was badly mauled and she lost a large amount of blood. It's believed the same shark was spotted twice.

He lost his right hand and left arm in the attack.

There were two fatal shark attacks in West Australia previous year.

Wylie Bay beach was closed until further notice.

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