Friday, 20 April 2012

Sharks ‘Rip Surfer Apart’ In South Africa

A surfer was killed by two sharks near Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape on Thursday.
The surfer, believed to be in his 20s, went out surfing with a group of friends at Dappat se Gat, a surf spot near Gordon’s Bay also known as “Caves”.
However, the NSRI’s Craig Lambinon said that the man was a bodyboarder who went out with his brother.

“You can still see the two sharks in the water,” André Visser, spokesperson for ER24 told News24.
The man sustained various chest injuries and his body was apparently ripped apart.
The surfer’s leg is still in the water, with members of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) trying to access the rest of the surfer’s corpse.
Lambinon told News24 they saw the surfer’s body when they arrived on the scene.
“People on the coastal side of False Bay must be cautious,” Lambinon warned.
Lambinon confirmed that one of the sharks 4-5m long and is possibly a Great White. He could also only confirm that one shark was involved in the attack.

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