Saturday, July 7, 2012

Jacque Mostert Survives shark attack, South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: A South African surfer survived an attack by a shark measuring up to 15-foot at a popular beach in the south of the country on Friday, rescuers said.

Jacque Mostert, 29, was attacked and injured while he was surfing during a holiday in Stilbaai in Western Cape province, Rico Menezies of the National Sea Rescue Institute said in a statement.

"He was surfing with friends and his fellow surfers, who reportedly witnessed the incident, removed him from the water," said Menezies.

He said the shark of unknown species of between four to 4.5 metres (up to 15 foot) bit him in his leg and he was taken to hospital suffering serious cuts and blood loss.

His condition was described as "serious but stable". Read More