Female beachgoer was eliminated in an unusual shark assault in New Zealand today.
The victim of the strike was pulled out of the water while still alive but died at the scene despite all the attempts to save her life.
The assault took place at Waihi Coastline on North Island not far from the nation’s biggest city Auckland.
Shark strikes are uncommon in New Zealand and this is thought to be the very first death given that 2013. Local media mentioned witnesses as saying the lady had been swimming right in front of the lifeguard flags on Thursday.
When they heard screams, lifeguards went out by watercraft quickly and drew her to shore.
It is unclear what sort of shark assaulted the female, however an eyewitness reportedly declared it was a fantastic white, a species which is safeguarded in the waters around New Zealand.
A seven-day restriction limiting access to an area, has actually been placed on the beach.
The last recorded shark strike was in 2018 when a man was wounded– but made it through– at Baylys Coastline. Over the previous 170 years, there have actually just been 13 deadly shark strikes documented in New Zealand.