Surfer bitten by shark in Port Alfred

A surfer was bitten on his leg by a shark while surfing with friends at East Beach in Port Alfred earlier today (10 July 2019).

The NSRI in Port Alfred said that a local man, aged in his early 20’s, was bitten on the leg by what appeared to be a juvenile Great White shark.

The surfer was attended to by paramedics for lacerations to his leg and he was transported by ambulance to hospital in a stable condition.

A cautionary advisory has been issued by Ndlambe Municipality for bathers and paddlers to be aware of this incident and to exercise caution around the coastline of Port Alfred.

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Beaches around Port Alfred have been closed as a precautionary measure.



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