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A surfer in his early 20s has had a narrow escape after he was bitten on his leg by what appeared to be a juvenile great white shark while surfing at East Beach in Port Alfred.
A professional surfing event off Western Australia has been called off two days after two shark attacks took place nearby.
An Australian teenager has survived a terrifying encounter with a great white shark, with her harrowing screams alerting her father who was certain it was about to "eat her".
A 68-year-old German citizen is believed to have died after he was bitten by a shark while scuba diving near Shelly Beach, Port Shepstone, authorities say.
An Oregon surfer who was attacked by a shark says the huge animal felt like sand paper as he struggled to free his leg from its mouth.
A shark, apparently a Great White, has attacked a spear fisherman near Cape Agulhas, the NSRI has confirmed.
A Plettenberg Bay man has recounted the moment a shark tore into his surf-ski, flinging him into the water, saying he was completely taken by surprise.
Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone.
The City of Cape Town has urged beachgoers to be on the lookout for sharks this festive season.
A champion surfer is in an induced coma after suffering severe wounds in a shark attack on the same stretch of Australian coast where two people have been killed in the past 12 months.
A swimmer died after a rare suspected stingray attack off an Australian beach while another two people were mauled in separate shark encounters this weekend.
A young British doctor has described punching a shark that leapt from the water to attack him as he surfed off Australia's eastern coast, escaping with bite marks to his shoulder and arm.
A 14-year-old boy sustained minor injuries after a shark bit his leg at Plettenberg Bay.
The City of Cape Town has urged all beach goers to pay more attention to shark signage on beaches instructing them to leave the water.
Police say a teenage surfer is in stable condition after he was bitten by a shark at the same Australian beach where a Japanese surfer was fatally mauled last year.
A surfer who lost a leg in an Australian shark attack has died in hospital, police said, saying his injuries were too severe for him to survive.
A Plettenberg Bay man has had a brush with a shark which attacked his surf-ski near Robberg beach, causing it to sink, the NSRI says.
A surfer has described how he is still in shock days after other surfers came to his assistance when a great white shark started circling him in the water.
An Australian surfer had a close encounter with a shark off Sydney's Bondi Beach when it jumped onto his board, giving him a huge fright in a near-miss witnessed by lifeguards.
The shark attack kit used to stabilise Stuart Anderson was installed at a Stilbaai beach with the help of his brother a few years ago.
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