Teens dies after shark attack off West Australia

The girl is in a critical condition.

A family's Easter holiday turned tragic Monday afternoon when a 17-year-old girl surfing with her father in Western Australia was fatally injured in a shark attack witnessed by family members.

The West Australian reported that the teenager had been surfing in the popular spot of Kelp Beds, which lies three kilometres east of Wylie Bay.

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Two people were killed by sharks in Western Australia past year.

Esperance Police, St John Ambulance, Esperance Marine Rescue and the State Emergency Service rushed to the scene where they treated the young girl on the beach.

The Evening Standard reported that shark attacks have gone down in Australia to fewer than two attacks occurring per year.

In 2014, a 23-year-old man lost both hands after a shark attackin the same area.

PerthNow reports there were two shark sightings in the area prior to Monday's attack.

June 4, 2016: Ben Gerring, 29, was killed after having his leg severed by a great white shark at Falcon Beach, in Mandurah.

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