A younger girl died on Friday after a uncommon suspected shark assault in New Zealand, the police confirmed on Friday.
In line with the police, the incident happened at Waihi Seaside, a preferred vacationer spot about 153 km southeast of Auckland, on Thursday night.
“Emergency providers had been known as at about 5.10 p.m. after reviews of a lady being injured within the water. Preliminary indications recommend she might have been injured by a shark,” mentioned a police assertion.
“Sadly, she died on the scene a short while later,” it mentioned, including the loss of life has been referred to the coroner.
Shark assaults are uncommon in New Zealand though the nation’s waters are dwelling to greater than 60 species.
During the last 170 years, there have solely been 13 deadly shark assaults in New Zealand, in response to the nation’s Division of Conservation.
The final non-fatal shark assault was in 2018 at a seashore northwest of Auckland, the police added.