According to reports, a 19-year-old woman was killed by a great white shark after being dragged out of the sea by a rapid current in New Zealand. Her relatives later wade to “challenge” the beast, according to reports.
According to The Sun, medical staff were unable to rescue the 19-year-old Australian Kaelah Marlow after being attacked at Waihi Beach in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand at around 5 pm on Thursday.
The Tadhg Stopford witness stated that a helicopter landed on the beach, where Marlow underwent CPR for a few minutes.
He told the New Zealand Herald: “Strong cardiopulmonary resuscitation is being implemented, and a group of responders besieged the victims.”
Stopford told the media that after failing to save lives, Marlow’s relatives walked into the sea.
He said: “The man woke up and traveled 100 meters into the sea.” “I think that for the shark, his entry into the sea is a challenge. The shark stole the lives of their relatives. He stubbornly entered the sea and went into the sea. Stayed there for a few minutes.”
Stockford added: “Take my kids, I feel his loss,” he added.
Amanda Gould, who was in the water at the time of the attack, said that Marlow was pulled apart by a torn stream, which separated her from a group of friends.
According to the “Sun” report, she told local news media Stuff: “We were in the water at the same time as the girl and her friends.”
Gould said: “They are about five meters in front of us, but they are getting farther and farther away.” “She was separated from all her friends, and she was really pulled far beyond the sitting position of the surfer.”
Gould said she saw Marlowe struggling.
She said: “No one saw her beckoning, but I did hear screams.” “I didn’t see any bloodstains… She was still alive when they went ashore. They immediately started CPR.”
Gould added: “It’s so shocking, surreal, we are all frightened. I have been thinking about it.”
Police said on Friday that the deceased would be referred to the coroner.
According to news.com.au: “At this very difficult time, the police express their deepest sympathy to Kayla’s family and relatives.”
“We are grateful that her death caused great trauma to those who were on Waihi Beach yesterday, and we are providing victim support services to those in need.”
According to a report by The Western Australian, Marlow moved to New Zealand five years ago with his parents Robert and Michelle and his 17-year-old sister Georgia.