Monday, August 5, 2013

Great White Attacks Boat Carrying Shark Fishermen in South Africa

In an odd turn of events, the iafrica.com news agency is reporting that a great white shark attacked a small boat carrying fisherman who were out to fish for smooth hound sharks.

According to the report, the inflatable boat was about three miles off the coast of Strandfontein when the attack occurred.

The great white was latched on the boat for about sixty seconds and when it let go, the boat had  a large gash with a few embedded teeth.

The crew of the boat immediately headed for shore and all aboard safely arrived.

Read the full iafrica account here.
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UPDATE:  It appears this incident occurred in February 2012 but for some reason iafrica just put out the info today. Here's the original account: http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/fishing-boat-attacked-by-great-white-1.1239251#.Uf-Q2ZJQHp4