The NSRI in Cape Town and East London has confirmed that a shark bite on a surfer in East London this morning was not fatal according to Paul Van Jaarsveld.
Craig Lambinon from NSRI, said the surfer´s friends used his surfboard as floatation device and stretcher in the rescue effort and it was no doubt that their fast reaction and organization made a big difference in the situation. A private ambulance service responded to the call, and he is believed to be in a stable condition and was reported to be fully conscious and that the lacerations was not life threatening at the time.
It was also stated by Lambinon that the species of shark has not been identified.
The emergency was handled by Life St. Dominique’s hospital, and the victim has been referred to Life Beacon Bay for plastic surgery. He requested not to interface with media at the time, which is fully understandable