Centurion man attacked by shark

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Cape Town - A Centurion man has been attacked by a shark at Sandstrand near Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

“Police responded to the scene (on Friday) where the victim was found on the beach suffering two serious lacerations to his left upper leg and.... his left knee with serious blood loss,” said spokesman Craig Lambinon.

The 29-year-old, identified as Jacque Mostert, was conscious.

“NSRI medics and a local doctor... treated the man on scene... an ER24 ambulance was summoned and the patient was transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition.”

Mostert was surfing with friends when he was attecked. Witnesses had helped him out of the water.

“Initial estimates, based on the eyewitness accounts, and from the bite marks, we estimate the shark to have been between four and 4.5 metres but the species of shark is not yet confirmed,” said Lambinon. - Sapa

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