06/29/2022- Bruce Wolov - South Africa *** Fatal ***

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06/29/2022- Bruce Wolov - South Africa *** Fatal ***

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Swimmer mauled to death in brutal shark attack as onlookers watch in horror

Gunnar Sigge of Somerset West, who was holidaying in Plettenberg Bay, was on a coastal hike in the Robberg Nature Reserve when he spotted what he thought was a Great White shark in the ocean below

A swimmer has been killed in a brutal shark attack at a beach off the South African coast.

Horrified members of the public sounded the alarm after spotting the man being mauled by the creature at the Sanctuary Beach in Plettenberg Bay.

The National Sea Rescue then rushed to the scene and launched two rescue crafts, but unfortunately, they were too late.

Footage on social media shows a great white shark stalking the South African coastline just minutes before the attack.

Times Live reports that Gunnar Sigge of Somerset West, who was holidaying in Plettenberg Bay, was on a coastal hike in the Robberg Nature Reserve when he spotted what he thought was a Great White shark in the ocean below the path.

Sigge captured the video at 14:10 pm and according to the National Sea Rescue Institute, the deadly shark attack was reported by an eyewitness around 14:09 pm.

NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said: "On arrival at the scene, the body of an adult male, believed to be a local, was recovered from the water from the back surf line onto an NSRI rescue craft.

"The body was brought to the NSRI Plettenberg Bay rescue station.

"An NSRI doctor, Western Cape EMS and the South African Police Services responded."

Lambinon said that the Bitou Municipality closed all nearby beaches following the incident.

He said that sadly the injuries the man sustained were fatal and he was declared deceased by the doctor.

"Condolences are conveyed to the family of the deceased man", he continued, "The NSRi and Bitou Municipality are appealing to sea users, bathes, sailors, paddlers and boaters in Plettenberg Bay and also on the Southern Cape coastline to exercise caution following this fatal incident."

The NSRI said the man's family had been informed and were receiving counselling.

Last month, an unnamed man was found mauled on La Lucia beach in Durban, South Africa. Authorities believe that the man died after being attacked by a shark following his body's discovery by a passerby.

A second body was also reported to emergency services at the same beach but local authorities could not locate the swimmer.

It is believed the second victim was washed back out to sea.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/
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