Surf Lifesaving NZ on shark attack

A woman died at Waihi Beach in the western Bay of Plenty on Thursday in what’s believed to have been a shark attack at the holiday hotspot.

Emergency services were called to Waihi Beach soon after 5pm, after reports of a woman being injured in the water. She died a short time later.

It’s the first fatal shark attack in New Zealand waters since 2013.

National Lifesaving manager for Surf Lifesaving New Zealand Andy Kent spoke to Philippa Tolley.

Surf Lifesaving NZ on shark attack
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