22 March, 2014 22 March, 2014

Fatal Shark Attack at Second Beach, Port St Johns

The ninth attack in the past seven years has claimed the life of a 72 year-old Austrian tourist at Second Beach, Port St Johns.

According to the report on the NSRI website, the attack occurred at approximately 15h00 this afternoon, Saturday 22 March, after which a volunteer sea rescue crew were dispatched to Second Beach.

Upon arriving at the scene they discovered that the body of the victim was already handed over to the SA Police Services, who were in turn handing it over to the Forensic Pathology Services for examination.

The species of shark responsible for the attack is not yet known, but zambezi (bull) sharks have been identified as responsible for previous attacks.

The deceased and his wife were part of a tour group to the area and was out swimming when the attack occurred.


  1. ainsley
    23 March, 2014 at 10:40 am · Reply

    Let’s hope the Aussies dont start culling sharks there too.

    • Diana Bartlett
      23 March, 2014 at 12:31 pm · Reply

      They’re already doing it on the Gold Coast regardless of huge protests…so wrong

    • mike
      24 March, 2014 at 7:04 am · Reply

      umm its Austrian .. lets throw another shrimp on the barbie?

  2. Baronne Mouton
    23 March, 2014 at 9:53 pm · Reply

    9 in 7 years… how many sharks killed in 7 years by humans?

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