Peta Murgatrayds mum, who lost her daughter after a shark attack, is “shocked” after the attack left her daughter’s remains in a saltwater lagoon.
Key points:Her daughter, 18, was attacked by a shark off the coast of Wodonga in Queensland’s east in December 2017She is recovering at a hospital in Brisbane and her body is expected to be returned to her mother’s home in Wodongarra on MondayPeta Mutharrid said she was “devastated” and “angry” after her daughter was killed.
“The last two weeks have been the most difficult,” Ms Murgats daughter told the ABC.
“We are not going to let this happen again.”
She was in our arms and her head was swimming.
“Ms Murgataroyds daughter, aged 18, had gone to Wodongo Beach with her friends in December of last year when she lost her footing in the water.
She fell into the water and was bitten on the head.
Ms Murtataroyd said she and her friends were swimming for a swim when a shark attacked.”
It was a very big shark, maybe 10 metres long and the size of a large SUV,” she said.”
I thought it was going to be a pretty big shark and I saw the other kids.
“They were still in the boat so I knew it was the shark.”
Then the next thing I know the shark is in front of my face.
“Ms Cairns said the family was in shock and upset by the attack.”
My daughter was very happy,” she told the Nine Network.”
But the whole time she was still struggling.
“After a couple of hours she was already unconscious.”
Ms Milragats daughter was not wearing a lifejacket and had no protective gear on.
“Our boat was very high up in the sea and it took her for a while to get down,” she added.
“At the time, we were really scared.”
There was nothing we could do.
“To think it could have happened to a family like ours.”
She said the attack took place at an unknown location and that her daughter did not know where her body was.
Ms Milaragats daughter has since recovered and is recovering in the same hospital as her mother.
“All the other families in Wotongarrab were all so upset,” Ms Cairn said.
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