In New Zealand, for the first time in seven years, a shark killed a person, reports The Guardian.
The incident took place on a beach in the city of Waihi, located on the North Island of New Zealand. As a result of the attack, 19-year-old Kaelah Marlow suffered leg injuries. She was pulled out of the water, but she died before the arrival of emergency services.
According to an eyewitness, the shark attacked the girl when she was swimming near the buoys away from the coast. Rescuers in an inflatable boat immediately came to her aid. The doctors tried for 20 minutes to resuscitate the victim, but their efforts were in vain.
One of the eyewitnesses claims that the great white shark, one of the largest predatory fish in the world, was responsible for the death of the girl. On average, representatives of this species grow up to 4.6-4.8 meters in length.
Deadly shark attacks in New Zealand have not happened since 2013, when a 46-year-old filmmaker Adam Strange was mauled by a great white shark.
Previously it was reported that a shark attack was killed on the Hawaiian island of Maui man. The victim managed to get out of the water and was hospitalized, but two days later his condition worsened and he died.