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Family Watches in Horror as 17-Year Old Dies After Losing a Leg in Shark Attack

An afternoon of surfing with her dad turned into a horrific nightmare for a 17-year-old girl and her family.

The teenager, Laeticia Brouwer, was with her father near Esperance, Western Australia when she was attacked by a shark.

The girl's mother and her 2 sisters watched in horror as the shark's jaw clamped down on her left leg just before 4PM over the Easter weekend.

After her father heard her scream, he and another teenage surfer pulled the girl to the shore.

When they got her out of the water she was unconscious and had lost a lot of blood.

Her family treated her at the scene while they waited for paramedics to arrive. Another beach-goer who was a nurse performed CPR for 30 minutes to try and revive the girl.

She was taken by ambulance to Esperance Hospital in critical condition but later died from her injuries.

It was reported that a great white shark was spotted near Wylie Bay Beach within the last week.

This is not the first time this area has been witness to a shark attack. Surfer Sean Pollard lost his right hand and left arm in 2014 when he came into contact with deadly animal.

Fisherman and surfer Neville Manstead said he would never enter the water at the beach again.

"That's twice now in the same spot. It could have been my son," he told the Western Australian.

What do you think? Would you avoid this waters as well?

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