Printer Friendly

South African swimmer killed in shark attack.

Summary: A 25-year-old man has died after being attacked by a shark whilst swimming at Port Saint Johns on South Africa's east coast.

A man has died after being attacked by a shark at Port Saint Johns on South Africa's east coast.

The 25-year-old man, who has not been officially identified, was swimming in shallow water when he was attacked by what is thought to be a bull shark.

The sharks are notoriously vicious, hunting alone and close to shore.

Rescuers immediately came to the aid of the stricken man, using their own surfboards to ward off further attacks and stretcher him to shore.

Despite their efforts, the man died at a local hospital shortly afterwards from injuries to his arms and torso.

Port Saint John's has seen six shark attacks within five years.

An investigation has been launched by the South African lifeguard and oceanic authorities into the recent spate of shark attacks at the beach.

Independent Television News Limited 2011. All rights reserved.

Independent Television News Limited 2012. All rights reserved.

Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company
COPYRIGHT 2012 Al Bawaba (Middle East) Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2012 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Independent Television News Limited (ITN)
Date:Jan 17, 2012
Words:181
Previous Article:Satisfactory rating 'not acceptable' says Ofsted.
Next Article:Bafta shortlist announced.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |