East Beach closed for swimming until further notice

SHARK ATTACK: Surfers at East Beach were quick to get out of the water on Wednesday morning when a juvenile great white shark took a bite on Dusty Phelan’ leg. Worse, the shark apparently returned and bit Phelan again. Emergency services were on the scene shortly after and carried out first aid before taking the victim to hospital Picture: ROB KNOWLES

East Beach was in shutdown on Wednesday morning when a shark, believed to be a juvenile great white, bit a surfer and then returned for a second bite.

Dusty Phelan was the unfortunate victim in the incident that saw East Beach closed by Ndlambe Municipality until further notice.

Phelan managed to walk from the water and was treated by emergency services who were quickly at the scene. After first aid had been administered Phelan was taken to hospital.

Caution is recommended in and around the Port  Alfred area in light of the incident.


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