23 Jun 2005

Shark kills New Zealand child in Vanuatu

1:50 pm on 23 June 2005

A New Zealand child has been killed by a shark in Vanuatu.

Seven-year old Alysha Margaret Webster was swimming at a beach on Malekula when the attack occurred.

She is from Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the New Zealand High Commission in Port Vila is now helping her family.