01/14/2019 - Isabella Brett-Jensen - Australia

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01/14/2019 - Isabella Brett-Jensen - Australia

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Isabella Brett-Jensen shark attack at North Cottesloe Teenage girl mauled by a shark at Perth beach Australia shark attack


A teenage girl is healing from a shark bite she received Jan. 14 at a rural beach in Perth.

Isabella Brett-Jensen in the hostpital after a wobbegong shark bit her foot

Isabella Brett-Jensen, 15, was relaxing with her friend Lucy Laylor on North Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia, when they jumped in the water to cool off.

Around 11:30 a.m. as the two girls waded into the waist-deep water, Isabella felt something grab her foot.

“I was trying to wriggle it out and then I realized there was something actually suckling on my foot,” she told 9News.

The teen couldn’t see what had a hold on her foot through the murky water, but she was able to kick free and head back to the sand.

“Bits of my foot or like flesh actually fell off as I was walking up. There was blood everywhere,” she said.

After she sat on the sand, she saw teeth marks and called for assistance.

Isabella was taken to the Claremont Medical Centre where she received seven stitches in the deepest bite. She said the doctor told her the bite looked to be from a wobbegong shark.

The girls, who are still shaken from the incident, urge other beach goers to be careful and swim at a beach where life guards are available.

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