Teenager killed in shark attack

UPDATE: A 17-year-old girl has died from her injuries, after a shark attack at Kelp Beds in Wylie Bay.  

Our thoughts are with the girl’s family and friends. 

BREAKING: A 17-year-old girl is fighting for her life after a shark attack at Kelp Beds in Wylie Bay on Monday afternoon.

Emergency services are in attendance and are treating her leg injury.

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.

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