High shark activity in Cape Town
Cape Town - Shark Spotters hoisted red flags and cleared beaches that include Glencairn, the Caves in Kogel Bay, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg, the City of Cape Town said on Friday.
The decision was taken after seven shark sightings had been reported along the False Bay coastline by early afternoon.
The red flag with a white shark indicates a high shark alert, and is commonly raised after a shark has been sighted in the area, and when there is exceptionally high shark activity, the City's statement said.
"Beach users are reminded that the Shark Spotters’ programme employs the flag system to warn the public about shark activity in the area, as well as shark spotting conditions.
"The City wishes to appeal to the public to comply with the Shark Spotters warning system, and to obey instructions to clear the beach."
The city urged beach users to be vigilant along the False Bay coastline and to obey the instructions given by shark spotters and law enforcement officers.