Shark Man lands up in Joburg hospital

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Johannesburg - A South African shark expert and TV personality is in a serious condition in hospital after he was in a car accident in Mozambique.

Mike Rutzen, also known as the Shark Man, was airlifted to the Sandton Mediclinic after the crash, which claimed the life of his girlfriend, Elisabetta Castella, reported The Star.

A family friend said Rutzen had a punctured lung and broken ribs.

“We don't know what caused the accident, but his vehicle was the only one involved,” said JP Botha.

The couple was apparently in Mozambique on holiday.

Rutzen is known for swimming with great white sharks outside a diving cage and has been the subject of several documentary films.

He has also has his own show on the Discovery Channel, called Sharkman.

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