Teenage girl FIGHTS off shark that attacked her and a friend while swimming on a beach near Geelong
How Teenage Girl FIGHTS A Shark That Attacked Her And A Friend While Swimming At A Popular Beach Near Geelong
- Hero teenage girl fought a shark that attacked her and a 15-year-old boy
- Attack occurred at Ocean Grove Beach on the Bellarine Peninsula
- Witnesses said they came to the rescue of the teens after hearing them scream
- Both the 16-year-old girl and boy were taken to hospital in stable conditions
A teenage girl battled a shark that bit her and a 16-year-old boy during a shocking attack on a beach in Victoria.
Ocean Grove Beach on the Bellarine Peninsula is closed until further notice after the couple was bitten just after 7:20 p.m. Monday.
Witnesses said they were swimming with their children when they heard the screams of the two teenagers before the 15-year-old girl “knocked” the creature.
“At first we thought they were playing and soon they started screaming that they had been bitten by a shark,” Peter Hobbs told Today.
A heroic teenage girl fought off a shark that bit her and a 16-year-old boy in a shocking attack on a beach in Victoria
The boy and 15-year-old girl were taken to Geelong Hospital in stable conditions on Monday after the attack on Ocean Grove Beach.
Emergency services went to the beach Monday night and rushed the teens to Geelong Hospital, both in stable condition.
Diane Hobbs, a former trauma nurse who also witnessed the attack, helped treat the couple before paramedics arrived.
“She (teenage girl) got a few bites, one on the lower right below the knee, the calf area and the other on her hand,” she told 3AW Radio.
“She actually saw the shark… and she knocked it away.
Ms Hobbs said the shark also ‘scraped’ the teenager’s back.
He was released overnight after being treated for minor injuries while the heroic girl remains in care.
Ocean Grove Beach (pictured) on the Bellarine Peninsula is closed until further notice after the couple was bitten just after 7:20 a.m. Monday night
Local authorities have yet to confirm which shark species attacked the teens, but they hope to get more information after speaking with the children.
“Nobody was able to describe the shark at the time, but fishermen hope to speak to the victims to get more details,” said a spokesman for the Victorian Fisheries Authority.
“Life Saving Victoria hopes to have a drone and light aircraft in the area this morning to help search for and identify the shark, and confidently clear the beach of its presence.”