He was attacked by a shark, a tragic end for a teenager in Australia

A teenager was killed by a shark today, December 28, 2023, in the waters in front of a beach popular with swimmers and surfers, in South Australia. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported, citing police sources. The boy's body was recovered in the waters off Ethel Beach, in Ennis National Park, on the Yorke Peninsula, in the state of South Australia.

South Australian Police said they were aware of the presence of A The attack occurred at 1:30 pm today, local time. He added, “Unfortunately, the body of a teenager was recovered from the water,” without mentioning the age of the victim. Area resident Martin Goody told the ABC The boy was “30-40 meters from the beach” when he was attacked. He added that these waters are frequented by sharks, but we have not seen many of them recently.

Today's deadly attack comes on the heels of other incidents this southern summer: In May, a surfer was killed off the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, while in February a girl was attacked by a shark in a river in Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Australia is subject to the largest number of shark attacks on humans in the world after the United States, but according to experts, the greater number of sightings does not necessarily lead to an increase in the numbers of these fish.

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