south-africa-shark-flagNews Release

National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)

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Fatal shark incident

At approximately 11h30 (Friday, 11 October) NSRI Jeffreys Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a shark incident at Lower Point, next to Albatros Beach, Jeffreys Bay.

NSRI Jeffreys Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched 2 sea rescue craft and the SA Police Services responded

On arrival on-scene remains of a body, believed to be those of an adult male, have been recovered from the water and handed into the care of the Police and the Forensic Pathology Services.

It appears, according to eye-witness reports, that the as yet unidentified male victim had been snorkeling at the time of the incident.

Police are investigating.

Source: NSRI