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Teenage girl killed in Australia shark attack

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 00:53

A 17-year-old girl is killed in a shark attack at Western Australian beach. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) A 17-year-old girl has died after being attacked by a shark on Monday (April 17) as she surfed with her father off the Australian coast. Laeticia Brouwer was on holiday in Esperance, a popular tourist town on Australia's west coast, when she went for an afternoon surf on Monday at nearby Wylie Bay, while her mother and siblings watched from the beach. Paramedics said Brouwer's injuries and blood loss were too severe for her to survive. Brouwer's death is the first fatal shark attack in Australia this year after two fatal attacks last year, both in Western Australia, according to a local database. Australian media reported that Brouwer's broken surfboard was being examined to try determine the species of the shark responsible for the attack.

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Teenage girl killed in Australia shark attack

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 00:53