A teenage girl who died after being attacked by a shark was surfing with her dad who did "everything he could" to save her.
Laeticia Brouwer, 17, was in the water with her dad Leon near Esperance in the state of Western Australia when the attack happened on Easter Monday.
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Her mother and two sisters were watching on from the beach, it is understood.
It is believed Teesha was pulled under by a shark and mauled while waiting to catch a wave.
Her father battled to save her and brought her back to the beach but she had suffered catastrophic injuries.
It is believed Teesha lost her left leg in the attack.
She was rushed to hospital but died of her injuries.
Speaking on behalf of the family, her uncle said: "We are terribly heartbroken and saddened by this tragic accident.
"We take comfort in the fact that Laeticia died doing something that she loved - the ocean was her and her family's passion.
"Surfing was something that she treasured doing with her dad and sisters.
"Laeticia will be greatly missed by her friends, family and everyone that knew her."
A police spokesman confirmed yesterday the teen had been with her dad at the time of the attack.
"He obviously tried everything he could to help his daughter but sadly he wasn't able to save her," the spokesman added.
At least two shark sightings had been reported in the Esperance area in the last week, according to the Shark Smart website.
A medium-sized great white was seen about 150 metres off shore at Two Mile Beach in Hopetoun last Tuesday.
The same shark was seen 300 metres off Crazies Reef, Perth Now reported.
Monday's incident occurred on the same beach where a surfer lost his right hand and left arm above the elbow in a shark attack in 2014.
There were two fatal attacks in Western Australia last year.
In June a 60-year-old woman was killed by a great white north of Perth, while a 29-year-old man died at a beach south of Perth in May.