Reports of a fatal shark attack in Port St. John’s have reached the Zag desk. If these are true, this attack will take the death toll up to seven in seven years. The report suggests that a Male swimmer at Port St Johns’ notoriously sharky Second Beach was taken by a shark on Christmas Day. The St Francis Chronicle spoke with John Costello, Station commander of the NSRI, who claimed that lifesavers tried to clear the water after a shark fin was seen close to hundreds of swimmers at Second Beach, but the lifeguards were reportedly unable to get everyone out of the water in time and a male swimmer was taken. Volunteers for the Port St Johns Sea Rescue were called to the scene following the incident to search for the missing man, but as of yet no body has been recovered. We’ll try to get updates on the incident when and if they come.
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