Coastal community in mourning
THE Minnie Water-Wooli community have united in their grief following the sudden death of teenager Mani Hart-Deville over the weekend.
On Saturday, the 15-year-old Minnie Water resident had gone for a surf at Wilsons Headland when he was attacked by a shark.
Despite courageous efforts to save him, he died a short time later.
"Our community and general store family have tragically lost a little ripper," the Minnie Water Store posted out the front of their shop this morning.
"Our hearts are broken, and we just can't even … Godspeed Mani dude. We sure are going to miss you."
Others on social media have shared their condolences and paid tribute to the teenager who has been described as a clever, artistic individual.
"Our community lost a beautiful soul yesterday," Minnie Water Holiday Park posted onto their Facebook page.
"We wish to express our deepest condolences to Mani's family, friends & our little community."