A 17-year-old girl is in a critical condition after she was attacked by a shark while surfing in Esperance, Western Australia.
October 2, 2014: Sean Pollard, 23, loses both hands after a shark attack at Wylie Bay Beach, near Esperance, WA.
Paramedics rush the girl to hospital.
"Condonlences [sic] from everone [sic] @EsperancePol to the family and friends of the victim of today's shark attack", Esperance Police tweeted.
In June previous year, Doreen Collyer, 60, died after being attacked by a large great white shark while diving one kilometre off the Perth coast. It's believed that it was the girl's mother, who was looking on from the shore, was the one to phone the emergency services.
"Our advice to water users is to not undertake surfing, swimming or diving activities in the Wylie Bay area for at least the next 48 hours", the Department of Fisheries said in a statement. Patrols are being organized for the area to commence on Tuesday morning.
The coastline is reportedly known for great white shark sightings.
June 4, 2016: Ben Gerring, 29, was killed after having his leg severed by a great white shark at Falcon Beach, in Mandurah.