Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Michael Cohen Loses Legs In Cape Town Shark Attack, South Africa - 28th Sept 2011

A British man has lost his legs in a shark attack after he ignored a warning not to go swimming at a South African beach.

The 42-year-old, who has not yet been named, ignored signs at the beach in Cape Town warning against entering the water.

Authorities said he was attacked by a great white shark at Fish Hoek Beach.

The attack came an hour-and-a-half after shark spotters had seen the animal and raised a warning flag.

A siren was also sounded as the beach was closed, officials said in a statement.

The man went swimming anyway and the great white struck before onlookers could pull him out.

His right leg was completely bitten off and his left leg severed below the knee, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute. Read More