Fatal shark attack at Jeffreys Bay
Port Elizabeth - A man has died after a shark attack at Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Friday.
"At approximately 11:30 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," the NSRI said.
Remains of a body, believed to be an adult male, were recovered from the water and handed to police and forensic pathology services.
According to Algoa FM, the man was believed to have been snorkelling when he was attacked.
There were reports that two sharks were involved, but this was apparently due to the large size of the shark involved in the attack, which was estimated to be four metres long.
The beaches in the area have reportedly been closed.
Witnesses took to social media to describe the situation.
Surfer Carel Olivier tweeted: "Just saw NSRI carry the body of a shark attack victim in bag. Hectic man. No surfing today."