ADELAIDE, Australia — In a tragic incident, a 15-year-old boy was killed in a shark attack while swimming off the south coast of Australia. South Australia police confirmed the grim news, stating that the body was recovered near Ethel Beach in the Innes National Park on the Yorke Peninsula. This popular surfing area attracts visitors from all over the world.
According to a local resident and seasoned surfer, Marty Goody, the teenager was swimming approximately 100 to 130 feet from shore at the time of the attack. “It’s the most open part to the open ocean… that’s the main area that gets the swell,” Goody explained.
This latest incident comes just a few months after the death of a 46-year-old who was mauled by a shark at Walkers Rocks Beach on Eyre Peninsula. Furthermore, in late October, a 55-year-old Australian man lost his life to a shark while surfing near Granites Beach, south of Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula.
Yorke Mid North Police, Detectives, and Crime Scene Investigators are actively investigating the situation, and a coroner’s report is underway.
Despite the tragic incident, Australia’s beautiful coastline remains a popular destination for beachgoers and surfers, with millions of tourists visiting each year. Authorities are working to strike a balance between ensuring public safety and preserving the country’s natural attractions.
Shark attacks serve as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of the ocean and the potential dangers that lurk beneath the surface. It is crucial for individuals to stay informed and follow safety guidelines when participating in water activities.