Teenager dies in horrific stabbing on popular Aussie beach as thousands enjoyed the warmest day of the year
- Teenager, 18, was stabbed several times at St Kilda beach on Sunday evening
- Stabbing came as beachgoers enjoyed Melbourne’s warmest day since January
- Emergency services rushed to the scene following reports of people fighting
- Teen, from Tarneit in west Melbourne, was rushed to hospital but later died
A teenager has died after being found with fatal stab wounds at a popular Melbourne beach.
The terrifying scenes played out on Sunday as beachgoers enjoyed the city’s warmest day of the year since January.
Emergency services were called to St Kilda beach just after 7.30pm following reports of people fighting.
An 18-year-old was found on the beach near Pier Road suffering from multiple stab wounds.
The Tarneit teen, from west Melbourne, was rushed to hospital but later died.
An 18-year-old boy was stabbed several times at St Kilda beach in Melbourne on Sunday (pictured, police and emergency services at the scene)
Horrified onlookers enjoying an evening by the water at the tourist hotspot said plain-clothes and uniformed police descended on the gruesome scene ‘very quickly’
He has yet to be formally identified.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Horrified onlookers enjoying an evening by the water said plain-clothes and uniformed police descended on the gruesome scene ‘very quickly’.
A police helicopter was also deployed in the aftermath.
‘There were cops everywhere. It was crazy,’ one St Kilda regular told the Herald Sun.
Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact police immediately or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Those responsible disappeared into the packed summer crowd after fleeing on foot and remain on the run. Pictured: St Kilda beach in 2021