The three friends were looking forward to their weekly fishing trip. Heading out into the ocean meant they could savour the wonders of nature and hopefully catch a few fish to throw on the braai over the weekend.
But this time things didn’t really go as planned for Jerome Petersen, Josua Joubert and Cameron Vannithing. A creature rose from the depths and struck for a harrowing 30 minutes, causing them to fear for their lives.
At first they thought they were under siege from one of the sharks that prowl these waters – until they realised it was probably a leopard seal trying to drag them underwater, relentlessly bumping and biting them.