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09/13/2002 Paul Major (South Africa)

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:14 pm
by sharkbait
Lifesaver has close encounter with shark

CAPE TOWN -- A Fish Hoek lifesaver had a close encounter with a Great White shark yesterday, Cape Talk radio reported.

Paul Major set out in his surfski just after 4pm from Fish Hoek beach. He was heading towards Simonstown and was about 100m from shore when the man eater knocked him off his boat and began crunching the rear of his surfski.

He said the shark circled and then chewed the fibreglass while he lay very still and prayed out loud.

Then it submerged while Major balanced on the remainder of the ski.

He managed to swim back to shore. -- Sapa ... BSHARK.HTM