Shark attack near Stilbaai

2012-07-06 19:25

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Cape Town – A man has been attacked by a shark while surfing at Sandstrand, Jongensfontein, close to Stilbaai, in the Western Cape on Friday.

29-year-old Jacque Mostert, from Centurion, was surfing with friends when the shark attacked.

"Initial estimates, based on the eye-witness accounts, and from the bite marks we estimate the shark to have been between 4m and 4.5m but the species of shark is not yet confirmed," the NSRI’s spokesperson Craig Lambinon said.

The man suffered two serious lacerations to his upper left leg and knee.

The NSRI and a local doctor treated the man for massive blood loss on the scene.

He is currently in a stable condition.

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