04/13/2010 Brendan Denton ( South Africa )

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04/13/2010 Brendan Denton ( South Africa )

Postby helmi » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:59 pm

Brendan Denton was bitten on his feet and part of his leg by a shark while
surfing in the waters close to Port Alfred.

Surfer attacked by shark in Port Alfred

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 23:30

Port Alfred, South Africa - A Port Alfred resident was attacked by a shark while surfing in the waters close to Port Alfred today. Early this morning Brendan Denton went for a surf at East Beach. The water was not clear and swimmers and surfers had no visibility in the water.

He was attacked by a shark, it bit both his feet and part of his leg. Brendan is still in hospital recovering. Shark attacks happen more often in the Durban area, the NSRI warned residents to stay away from "murky" water. The NSRI also warned residents to stay away from the water at Port Alfred beaches and the surrounding areas until further notice.

http://fromtheold.com/news/surfer-attac ... 17776.html
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Re: 04/13/2010 Brendan Denton ( South Africa )

Postby helmi » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:23 pm

Surfer survives shark attack

Apr 13, 2010 3:36 PM | By Sapa

A surfer survived a shark attack in the sea off Port Alfred, police said. Brendan Denton, 35 was surfing with a friend at East Beach at 10.30am when the shark attacked him about 100 metres from the shore.

“He suddenly felt something pulling him underwater,” said Captain Mali Govender, who spoke to him in the Port Alfred Hospital afterwards.

“He thought it might be his friend playing the fool with him.”

The second time it happened, he turned around and saw his feet in the shark’s jaw.

Denton wrestled with the shark and it let go of his feet, but it grabbed hold of the leash attaching his ankle to the surfboard and started swimming out to sea with him in tow.

He released the leash and when the surfboard popped out of the sea three metres away a few moments later, he was able to get back on it and paddle to safety.

His friend and other surfers, who had heard his screams and splashing, helped him to a doctor.

Govender said Denton’s injuries looked serious.

When she asked him how he was doing, he told her he was “okay”.

As he was wheeled into theatre for surgery, she told him she

could see his feet. He replied he could not feel them.

Govender described the water at East beach as “very murky”.

“You normally get sharks in water like that,” she said, adding that the National Sea Rescue Institute had since closed the beach.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/articl ... ark-attack
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