It has been over a 10 years since a fatal shark attack occurred in the Swan River.
At around 3.45 pm, the police were called to the North Fremantle traffic bridge after reports of a possible shark attack.
A teenage girl was pulled out of the water and was later pronounced dead.
The incident shocked the girl’s friends and family.
The police were on the scene to investigate the matter.
Family members said the girl was with her friends when the incident happened.
According to Paul Robinson, the acting inspector of the Fremantle district, the girl and her friends were reportedly on jetskis when the incident happened.
They were reportedly near a pod of dolphins when the girl got into the water. A man then jumped into the water to save her.
Multiple police boats were deployed to search for the shark, which is believed to be a bull type.
According to a nearby resident, she heard people screaming before she went outside.
A man who was on a rope swing near the traffic bridge said he saw people rushing to the beach after seeing the incident.
Joshua Banks, 16, said that they were unaware of the incident. He and his friends had been in the water for about an hour and a half before they saw the dolphins.
According to Bank, they then saw the girl and her friend get off their jet skis and swim towards the shore. They were all shaken but grateful that it didn’t happen to them.
In response, Joshua Banks thanked the local resident who informed them about the incident, as the police officers did not inform them about the incident.
The attack happened just moments after Perth reached its high temperature of 38 degrees Celsius.
It is the second time in about 50 years that a shark has attacked in the Swan River, and it is the first time in a hundred years that a fatal one has happened.
The detectives from the Fremantle district are now working with the authorities to investigate the incident.
The Department of Fisheries and the local authorities have also asked the public to avoid the area around the Swan River.