A teenage surfer who was mauled to death by a shark has been identified as 17-year-old Laticia Brouwer. Laticia’s father heard her ear-piercing scream as she was dragged underwater by the monster predator near Esperance, Western Australia, on Monday afternoon. The girl’s father was not near her at the time but heard her howl as she was dragged under the surface, it was reported. Her mother and two sisters also watched in horror from the beach near Kelps Bed, 3km east of Wylie Bay, as the shark’s jaws clamped down on the girl’s left leg just before 4pm. After the girl resurfaced, her father and another teenage surfer pulled her bloodied body to shore. The girl’s family treated her at the scene while they waited for paramedics to arrive, with a nurse who was on the beach performing CPR on the teenager for 30 minutes. She was taken by ambulance to Esperance Hospital in a critical conditon and later died.
Laeticia’s father (the family are pictured surfing) heard her ear-piercing scream as she was dragged underwater by the monster predator near Esperance, Western Australia, on Monday afternoon