Surfer dies from shark bite

Craig Lambinon PHOTO: AMBROSE PETERS
Craig Lambinon PHOTO: AMBROSE PETERS

Doctors tried for hours to save the man, but he could not be resuscitated

A 49-YEAR-OLD man died after a shark attack in Plettenberg Bay yesterday morning, the National Sea Rescue Institute said.

The man was surfing near the Keurbooms River mouth at Lookout Beach when he was attacked at 9am, NSRI spokesman Craig Lambinon said.

He was pulled out of the water by fellow surfers who alerted the NSRI.

On arriving at the scene, paramedics found shark bite marks on the man's thigh and groin.

They attempted resuscitation and he was taken to hospital in a critical condition. Doctors tried for hours to save the man, but he could not be resuscitated.

Lambinon said the man's identity would not be released until the NSRI was confident that all family members had been informed.

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