Port Elizabeth – A man has died after a shark attack at
Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Friday.
“At approximately 11:30 NSRI Jeffreys Bay volunteer sea
rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a shark incident at Lower
Point, next to Albatros Beach, Jeffreys Bay,” the NSRI said.
The remains of a body, believed to be an adult male, was recovered from the
water and handed to police and forensic pathology services.
According to Algoa FM, the man was believed to have been
snorkelling when he was attacked.
There were reports that two sharks were involved, but this was
apparently due to the large size of the shark involved in the attack, which was
estimated to be four metres long.
The beaches in the area have reportedly been closed.
Witnesses took to social media to describe the situation.
Surfer Carel Olivier tweeted: “Just saw NSRI carry the
body of a shark attack victim in bag. Hectic man. No surfing today.”
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