Shark kills 16-year-old girl after she jumps into river

Police in Australia say the teenager may have dived into the water to swim near dolphins

Source: The Telegraph

The incident happened in Swan River in Perth, Australia CREDIT: 9News

A shark killed a 16-year-old girl on Saturday after she apparently jumped into a river while jet-skiing with friends.

The girl was bitten by an unknown species of shark during an outing with friends on the Swan River in Western Australia’s Perth, officials said.

She was reportedly trying to swim near a pod of dolphins, state government and police officials said.

The girl was pulled from the water but died from her injuries at the scene after efforts to revive her failed, said Paul Robinson, acting police inspector for the Fremantle district.

“It’s very early on, what we’re being advised is that she was with friends on the river,” he told a news conference.

“They were on jet skis. Possibly a pod of dolphins were being seen nearby and the young female jumped in to swim nearby the dolphins.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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