ARTICLES RELATING TO SHARK ATTACKS

Surfer survives shark attack in Port Alfred

2019-07-10 13:28

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.

Shark attacks cause cancellation of World Surf League event

2018-04-18 14:07

A professional surfing event off Western Australia has been called off two days after two shark attacks took place nearby.

'It was going to eat her' - Aussie teen survives shark scare

2017-10-23 11:25

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".

68-year-old man dies after shark bite near Shelly Beach

2017-04-12 22:44

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.

Oregon surfer punched shark in gills to survive

2016-10-27 12:06

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.

Great White attacks fisherman near Cape Agulhas

2016-06-23 19:56

A shark, apparently a Great White, has attacked a spear fisherman near Cape Agulhas, the NSRI has confirmed.

'I didn't feel like I was in danger' from shark - Plett paddler

2016-04-22 14:17

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.

2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide

2016-02-09 10:17

Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone.

Cape Town beachgoers warned to be on lookout for sharks

2015-12-24 14:00

The City of Cape Town has urged beachgoers to be on the lookout for sharks this festive season.

Champion surfer in coma after shark attack

2015-11-11 16:23

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.

 

Swimmer killed by stingray, two mauled by sharks in Australia

2018-11-18 13:26

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.

Surfing doctor 'punches' leaping shark, escapes mauling off Australia coast

2017-11-14 08:39

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.

Teen bitten by shark at Plettenberg Bay

2017-04-29 22:09

A 14-year-old boy sustained minor injuries after a shark bit his leg at Plettenberg Bay.

Cape beach goers warned to be wary of sharks during festive season

2016-12-22 07:15

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.

Surfer in stable condition after Australian shark attack

2016-09-26 15:40

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.

Surfer dies after losing leg in Australian shark attack

2016-06-04 15:23

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.

Plett paddler in brush with shark

2016-04-22 13:27

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.

I thought I was done: surfer describes close shave with shark

2016-02-03 08:31

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.

Shark jumps on surfer's board at Australia's Bondi

2015-12-22 10:33

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.

Man's shark attack kit idea helped save brother

2015-10-27 07:13

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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