An 18ft great white shark — one the biggest ever seen in Australian waters — has been filmed 150ft from a popular beach.
It came within a few feet of a surfer at Esperance, in Western Australia. It is the latest in a series of sightings in the area, fuelling fears of further attacks on swimmers and surfers as Australians head for the beach.
A teenage girl died in April after being mauled by a great white shark in front of her family at Esperance. Laeticia Maree Brouwer, 17, had been surfing with her father. She was bitten on the leg and her injuries were so severe that she died on her way to hospital.
source: the times
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