A man who was part of a group of surf-skiers had a dangerously close encounter with a shark this morning in Plettenberg Bay. The surfer was lucky to escape a shark attack after his vessel was pushed from behind by a shark, which led him to fall into the sea.
After the shark attack, the man was able to swim to safety and climbed back into his surf-ski which unfortunately, started sinking.
When it became clear that the shark had bitten the vessel of the surf-ski, the man did not give up hope as he then held onto a fellow-paddlers surf-ski which took him out of harms way.
The shark attack did not come as a surprise as National Sea Rescue Institute’s Craig Lambinon says it’s not surprising that this incident took place at this particular time which is a time for sharks to migrate.
Lambinon warned surfers and the general public to be conscious of this natural feeding habits of sharks to avoid recording more episodes of shark attack.
“It’s not well known that at this time of the year sharks do migrate closer inshore as part of their natural feeding habits. We ‘re urging the public to be cautious and aware of this phenomenon.”
More caution on beaches is advised after the sudden appearance of dozens of what appeared to be used needles on Durban beach left residents in awe as KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu seeks the truth behind the appearance of the needles.
The strange incident was revealed after a surfer, John McCarthy posted on Facebook that he stepped on one of the needles while taking a run on Thursday morning. The post was shared up to 500 times on the social media and attracted other people who shared a similar experience on the beach.
Because of the risks involved as the needle McCarthy stepped on appeared to have been used, three different doctors suggested he should get a hepatitis-B injection and subject himself to a month-long course of antiretroviral