'I tried to save my brother from shark'

2012-04-20 09:10
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Kogel Bay shark attack

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Cape Town - The younger brother of the man who died after he was attacked by a shark while bodyboarding at Kogel Bay, said he did everything he could to help his brother.

David Lillienfield, 20, was killed after a shark ripped off his leg and he lost a vast amount of blood.

Eyewitness News reported that his brother Gustav, 18, was bodyboarding nearby with a friend and saw the shark attack his brother.

He grabbed hold of his brother and swam with him to the rocks but his brother’s injuries were too severe.

The traumatised brother was seen with friends at the scene on Thursday afternoon.

He was extremely emotional and supported by friends as well as his father, Dirk.

According to the Cape Times, Dirk Lillienfield, a medical practitioner, told the media at the scene that "David was a Springbok bodyboarder. This was his life and he died doing what he loved."
The South African Bodyboarding Association said Lilienfeld's death was a major blow to the sport.

“It’s a humongous loss to South African Bodyboarding. He was a well mannered boy and did his best for South African Bodyboarding. He represented South Africa at the world games in November,” Saba vice chairperson Pat Harris told Eyewitness News.
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