A teenage girl has died after a shark attack near Esperance

A teenage girl has died after a shark attack near Esperance in WA's south on Monday afternoon.

The 17-year-old is believed to have been unconscious when she was pulled from the water, after the attack occurred at Kelp Beds - approximately three kilometres east of Wylie Bay.

The teenager had been surfing at the spot with her father, when the attack occurred shortly before 4pm.

Esperance Police, St John Ambulance and Esperance Marine Rescue rushed to the scene where they treated the young girl on the beach.

She was then taken to Esperance Hospital in a critical condition, where she died.

The attack is just east of Wylie Bay, the location in which Sean Pollard was attacked by two great white sharks in October 2014. The Bunbury local lost his left arm and right hand in the attack.

Just last year there were two fatal shark attacks in WA.

In May Ben Gerring, 29, died following an attack at Falcon Beach, near Mandurah, while a month later 60-year-old Doreen Collyer died after a great white attacked in Mindarie, just north of Perth.

Kelp Beds, also known as "Kelpies", is a popular surf break in a remote area also used for camping and four-wheel driving.

Esperance Police acting sergeant Ben Jeffes said the incident occurred three kilometres east of Wylie Bay Road.

Authorities believe the girl was out surfing with her dad, when the attack occurred around 4pm. 

Wylie Bay Beach has been closed by local authorities until further notice.

Water Police have urged people not undertake surfing, swimming or diving activities in the Wylie Bay area for, at least, the next 48 hours.

Esperance Express, WAtoday