An adolescent has died in what seems to be New Zealand’s first deadly shark assault in eight years.
The sufferer has been named by police as Kaelah Marlow, aged 19, from Hamilton within the North Island.
Emergency providers had been known as late on Thursday afternoon to stories of a lady “injured within the water” at Waihi Seashore, a preferred vacationer spot round 95 miles (153km) southeast of Auckland.
She was pulled from the water with leg wounds, however makes an attempt to resuscitate her on the shore failed.
A health care provider who was on vacation was amongst those that joined the frantic effort to save lots of her life.
Police inspector Dean Anderson mentioned: “Indications are that she had been injured by a shark.”
Sufferer assist has been provided to those that had been on the scene of the “extraordinarily traumatic” incident.
An official assertion confirming the id of the lifeless girl mentioned: “Police lengthen our deepest sympathies to Kaelah’s household and family members at this very tough time.”
Her physique will bear a autopsy examination and the case has been referred to the coroner, who will decide the reason for loss of life.
The final deadly shark assault in New Zealand was in February 2013, when a 46-year-old swimmer was mauled at Muriwai Seashore, 25 miles (41km) west of Auckland.