Another Shark Attack at Fish Hoek!

Fish Hoek shark attack: What we saw

by MyNews24 Editor
    2011-09-28 15:06
    A man, 44, was swimming approximately 50 metres offshore at Clovelly corner at the far end of Fish Hoek beach when he was bitten"numerous times" on Wednesday morning.

    Two News24 users, who were near the beach shortly before and after the incident, share their experiences.

    Lorraine Lemmon-Warde:
    This morning at 11am, after the shark warning siren had sounded, I watched a shark circling in the corner of Fish Hoek Beach very close to where we swim every day. 

    It looked like a scene in an aquarium - the whole body was visible in the crystal clear water and the fins kept breaking the surface. It was close to the Catwalk's rocks and kelp and moved through the area where Tyna Webb lost her life a few years ago.

    The shark was in the area for a fairly long time.

    Karin Joubert:
    I was at the beach when the shark spotters closed the beach and a siren was not initiated due to a power failure.

    Also, the shark spotter on duty at the beach did not blow a whistle. The white flag was raised indicating a shark had been spotted. The shark spotter was on the beach and waved at two swimmers in the Fish Hoek main beach waters to get out.

    At the same time there were people swimming in the Clovelly beach area.

    I left shortly after that and about 10 minutes later saw paramedics and ambulances rushing to Clovelly. At the time of the attack there was still no power and during the one hour I spent at the beach no siren was sounded.
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