Man dies after KZN shark attack

2011-05-21 18:06

Johannesburg - A man has died of his injuries after being attacked by a shark at Cape Vidal in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the man had been spearfishing with a group of people at Cape Vidal, 150km north of Richards Bay, when he was attacked around midday.

He was taken ashore by other fishermen and on-scene medical personnel attended to him until the KZN-EMRS Red Cross AMS helicopter and private ambulance services arrived.

The man suffered lacerations to his thigh and was declared dead on-scene after all efforts to resuscitate him were exhausted.

  • brinjal - 2011-05-21 18:24

    Sad news this, I have spent many happy years spearfishing there since the early seventies!

  • NZdreamer - 2011-05-22 00:17

    RIP to the victim! Tragic news indeed, but, he died doing something he obviously loved!

  • TamMoss - 2011-05-22 12:03

    You were an awesome person and friend! so sad to lose you so tragically. RIP Smartie! as for 'Wayne', you are sick and have no respect.

  • Iain Robberts - 2011-05-22 15:18

    Still can't believe this has happened! What a tragic loss. We will miss you my friend.

      Cathy - 2011-05-22 17:27

      Hi Iain, who was the young guy killed by the shark, my kids also swim for KZN?

  • Jan - 2011-05-22 17:38

    So so Sorry our grandson is a very very keen surfer and loves the sea . What has happened is a great loss. Our heart goes out to the family

  • Brandon - 2011-05-22 21:17

    @ Wayne. You are and absolute idiot bru!!!! someone has lost there life and has a family and you come and make jokes. Fuck off and make jokes somewhere else boet!!! Wanker!!

  • Candice - 2011-05-23 09:24

    This is really a shocker!!! Warren all I remember was you always smiled and were always happy and outgoing!! You will be missed!! Can the rest of my friends please just keep safe!! This year is turning terrible with all the tragic news!!! - Thoughts and prayers to the family!

  • Clive - 2011-05-23 21:52

    RIP Smartie, so tragic, we will miss you boet

  • Lisa - 2011-05-23 21:53

    RIP. You will be greatly missed.

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