Shark kills man in Australia despite rescue attempt

2014-09-10 09:16

A shark has killed a 50-year-old swimmer at eastern Australia's popular Byron Bay despite a beachgoer's brave rescue attempt, police say.


Watch as a school of sharks follow this boat off the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia.

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Tourist dies in shark attack in Eastern Cape

2014-03-24 10:54

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute, an Austrian tourist was killed by a shark while swimming in Port St Johns.

Sharks prefer to sneak up from behind

2013-12-09 07:17

Research shows that Caribbean reef sharks can tell if a human is facing toward them or not.

Rip currents biggest killer in Australia

2013-11-29 11:51

University of New South Wales research shows that rip currents claim more lives in Australia on average each year than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined.

Kayaker 'tried to chase off J-Bay shark'

2013-10-11 14:58

A kayaker is believed to have used his paddle to try and chase off a shark after it attacked a snorkeler at Jeffreys Bay.

Tourist has close shave with shark

2013-04-17 12:37

A tourist was bitten through his wetsuit by a shark during a free shark dive near Cape Town but the incident has been dismissed as being “not remarkable”.

Shark nets installed at Cape Town beach

2013-03-22 20:21

Cape Town authorities have put up a shark exclusion net at a popular beach, a first in the city as they try to avert further deadly attacks.

New Zealand man killed in shark attack

2013-02-27 07:46

A New Zealand man has been killed in a shark attack at a beach near Auckland, ambulance officers say.

Australian man survives shark attack

2012-12-28 12:00

A man has survived an attack by a shark off Australia's east coast, but lost a finger and suffered a serious bite to the thigh.

US surfer 'punched shark until it let go'

2012-11-01 15:33

A California surfer who survived a shark attack says he punched the beast in the head until it finally released him.

Surfer killed in California shark attack

2012-10-24 07:59

A surfer has been killed by a shark off a beach at Vandenberg Air Force Base in southern California, authorities say.

Australian surfer savaged by shark

2012-08-29 13:11

A surfer has survived a bloody shark attack off a west Australian beach in the sixth serious incident in the state in less than a year, with witnesses telling of water "full of blood".

Australia surfer killed by shark

2012-07-14 07:30

A surfer has been killed in a savage shark attack off Australia's west coast, the fifth such fatality in the region in less than a year.

Kayaker saves mate from shark attack

2012-06-20 09:05

A man paddling his kayak off a Perth beach has been saved by a friend after a 3.5m shark attacked him.

Cape Town agrees to more shark spotters

2012-04-25 09:28

The City of Cape Town has agreed to implement a shark spotting programme at Kogel Bay where a bodyboarder was killed last week.


Watch this moving short clip of the paddle out in memory of David Lilienfield who passed away in a fatal shark attack.

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Fear of sharks keeps beach closed

2012-04-21 14:29

Bathing is still banned at Scottburgh beach after increased shark activity in the area.

'I tried to save my brother from shark'

2012-04-20 09:10

The younger brother of the bodyboarder killed by a shark near Cape Town says he did everything he could to help his brother, but it was too late.

Don't blame us, says under-fire shark filmmaker

2012-04-19 20:55

A filmmaker - under fire for chumming in an area where a young man was killed by a shark - has defended his team's actions, saying the bait they used paled in comparison to that of cage diving boats.

Promising SA bodyboarder killed in shark attack

2012-04-19 16:43

The man killed in a shark attack in Cape Town has been identified as a promising young South African bodyboarder.

Surfer 'ripped apart'

2012-04-19 14:22

A surfer has apparently been ripped apart by a shark at a surf spot near Gordon’s Bay, paramedics have said.

Shark warning in southern Cape

2012-04-13 16:01

A shark warning has been issued along the southern Cape coastline following the beaching of a Brydes whale carcass, says the NSRI.

Diver killed by shark in Australia

2012-03-31 09:30

Police say a man has been killed by a shark while diving with his brother off a beach in southwest Australia.

Aus shark attack like Jaws - witnesses

2012-01-19 09:07

An Australian surfer was recovering has miraculously survived an attack by a shark that sliced his leg open then circled him as he screamed for help.


WATCH: Fearless woman does extreme shark dive

2014-04-30 14:57

Would you dare to get this close to sharks, in your birthday suit no less?

Shark attack victim 'fought to the end'

2014-03-24 13:30

An elderly Austrian tourist who was killed in a shark attack at a beach in Port St Johns fought to the very end of his life, witnesses have said.

Sharks prefer to sneak up from behind

2013-12-09 14:30

Research shows that Caribbean reef sharks can tell if a human is facing toward them or not.

Shark attack kills teen in Australia

2013-11-30 14:04

A teenager has died after being attacked by a shark in Australia, a week after a surfer was fatally mauled on the nation's west coast.

Shark attack victim's prophetic words

2013-10-14 11:00

The man who was killed in a shark attack in Jeffreys Bay told a friend two weeks ago that if he was taken by a shark it would mean he was in the sea, doing what he loved most, according to a report.

Fatal shark attack at Jeffreys Bay

2013-10-11 13:07

A man has died after being attacked by a shark while apparently snorkelling at Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape, the NSRI says.

Shark-wrestler 'just doing the right thing'

2013-03-25 12:04

An Australian hailed a hero after wrestling a 3m shark that had latched on to someone he did not know says he was "just doing the right thing and looking out for people".

Lifeguards look for N Zealand killer shark

2013-02-28 12:11

Lifeguards have been on the lookout for a shark that killed a man off a crowded beach near New Zealand's largest city.

Cape shark hotspot nets approved

2013-02-21 09:55

False Bay's Fish Hoek beach has been given the green light for shark safety nets, said to be different to those "designed to trap and kill sharks" in place along KZN beaches.

Divers tried to rescue shark victim

2012-12-27 11:00

The remains of a 15-year-old boy who was attacked by a shark off Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape have not been retrieved, police say.

US surfer 'punched shark until it let go'

2012-11-01 15:32

A California surfer who survived a shark attack says he punched the beast in the head until it finally released him.

Australia to catch, kill sharks

2012-09-27 15:55

Sharks that stray too close to beaches on Australia's west coast will be caught and killed under a new government plan in response to an unprecedented spate of fatalities.

Surfer survives Australian shark attack

2012-07-31 14:01

A surfer has been bitten by a shark in Australia before escaping to safety, police say.

Shark sightings prompt Jaws fears

2012-07-07 23:03

At least two great white sharks have been sighted not far from where the film Jaws was filmed off the US East Coast, resulting in warnings and a tourism boom.

Shark filmmaker gets permit back

2012-05-04 22:01

National Geographic documentary maker Chris Fischer has had his permit re-issued, and will be allowed to research and tag 12 sharks in Gansbaai and False Bay.

Kogel Bay waveriders want shark spotters

2012-04-24 18:06

Kogel Bay surfers and bodyboarders have voted in favour of a shark spotting programme after a man was killed there last week, Shark Spotters say.


Shark attack tribute

2012-04-23 08:35

Hundreds of surfers paddled out into the bay to celebrate the life of David Lilienfeld, who died after being bitten by a shark at Koegel Bay.

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City backs filmmaker after shark attack claims

2012-04-20 22:06

The City of Cape Town has tried to set the record straight in the aftermath of a young man's shark attack death, defending a filmmaker amidst criticism that his team's chumming may have been to blame.

Witness tells of shark's relentless attack

2012-04-19 22:35

A witness has told of how a "massive" shark, presumed to be a Great White, relentlessly attacked a young man before eventually biting off his right leg.

SA vents over shark attack

2012-04-19 19:08

South Africans took to social networking site Facebook to vent their anger after a man was killed in a shark attack at Kogel Bay, in Cape Town.

Shark documentary: Permit cancelled after attack

2012-04-19 15:30

A shark research permit for a US-based documentary maker has been cancelled with immediate effect after a deadly shark attack in Kogel Bay in Cape Town, an official says.

Fatal shark attack in Western Cape

2012-04-19 13:43

A man has been killed by a shark in Kogel Bay in the Western Cape.

Shark catchers out to sea after attack

2012-03-31 11:15

A spotter plane has identified the 4m shark believed to have killed a businessman while he was diving on the west coast of Australia, and a boat with shark-catching gear has been put to sea.

Shark attacks fishing boat - report

2012-02-21 19:39

A great white shark has attacked an inflatable fishing boat off Cape Town, IOL reports.

Shark attack: Water very warm, murky

2012-01-15 23:02

The NSRI says the man who died after being attacked by a shark at Port St Johns' Second Beach was not surfing, but swimming in the very warm, murky water.

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