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Teenage girl killed by shark in Australia


The 16-year-old girl was traveling down a river on a Jet-Ski with friends when she decided to jump in the water to swim with dolphins.

A 16-year-old girl was killed on Saturday by a shark that attacked her while she was swimming in a river in Western Australia, authorities said.

The girl was seriously injured by this shark of an unknown species in the Swan River, Fremantle, on the outskirts of Perth, according to a statement from the state government.

She was pulled from the water and pronounced dead at the scene after attempts to revive her failed, said Paul Robinson of Fremantle Police.

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"It's still very early, what we know is that she was at the river with friends,

" he said at a press conference.

They were on Jet-Skis.

A pod of dolphins was seen nearby and the girl jumped into the water to swim with the dolphins."

The girl's family, from Perth, are

"totally devastated by the news"

of the

"very, very traumatic incident",

he added.

According to experts, it is not common to find sharks in this part of the river, Robinson said.

Source: lefigaro

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