Plett shark attack victim dies

2011-08-23 12:04

Cape Town - A Plettenberg Bay man died on Tuesday after he was attacked by a shark at Lookout Beach, the National Sea Rescue Institute confirmed to News24.

The NSRI’s Craig Lambinon said that doctors tried for hours to save the man, apparently a surfer.

Speculation is rife that it was a great white shark, but Lambinon said that this could not yet be confirmed.

He said that the NSRI was still speaking to the man's family and would not release the man's name until that has been completed.

The attack happened at 09:11 at the Keurboom's river mouth at Lookout Beach.

According to tweets from witnesses, the man’s leg was badly injured.

The NSRI advised people not to go swimming in the Plettenberg Bay area.

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