Sunday, March 23, 2014

72-Year-Old Man Killed in South African Shark Attack

NSRI file photo - sea rescue training
The South African National Sea Rescue Institute reports that a 72-year-old Austrian tourist was killed in a shark attack while swimming in Port St Johns on Saturday 22 March 2014.

The fatal attack occurred at around 3:00pm while the victim was swimming at Second Beach. He was part of a tour group which included his wife.

NSRI Port St Johns volunteer sea rescue crew responded using a a sea rescue craft and the victim's body was recovered and transferred to the Forensic Pathology Services.

The type of shark involved in the attack has not been determined.

Information/file photo from NSRI.