Surfer survives shark attack

2011-07-22 13:55

A surfer was bitten by a shark at Cintsa East beach, in East London.

“A 27-year-old surfer was bitten on his upper left arm and on his right leg by a shark of unknown species,” National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson Craig Lambinon said.

He said the man was taken out of the water this morning, either by his friends or other surfers, and placed on his surfboard.

When Aldersons Ambulance Service arrived the man had been taken out of the water.

The paramedics determined that he was in a stable condition and took him to a local private hospital.

The NSRI was alerted to the incident, but both they and the emergency medical rescue services stood down because the ambulance service had dealt with the situation, Lambinon said.

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