He tried to escape ashore after seeing a shark but couldn’t. A woman in South Africa was the victim of the attack of the terrible animal during a morning on the beach. The tragedy took place in the seaside resort of Central Beach in Plettenberg Bay, in the Western Cape Province. The victim was 39 years old.
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Attacked by a shark: killed in front of bathers
When the shark was sighted, all the people present in the water at that time obviously fled to the shore in panic. Nothing for the 39-year-old is that she was unfortunately caught and killed before she could reach the beach in time. “It was a bit cloudy but it was sunny and there were quite a few people taking an early dip as the temperature was quite hot. Then we heard many screams from people running out of the water for the shark attack“ a witness said. Terrible the scene that took place under the eyes of the helpless wet, terrified by atrocious moments while the shark attacked the poor woman. A National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) patrol boat arrived at the scene, but the woman’s body was already lifeless when it was recovered.
NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon told TimesLive: “Unfortunately, there was a fatal shark accident in front of Central Beach on Sunday morning. NSRI Plettenberg Bay and police were activated at 7:53 am following a report of a shark incident. A rescue vehicle has been sent. Upon arrival at the scene, rescuers found the lifeless body of what is believed to be a 39-year-old woman from Cape Town. Her body was recovered from the water and taken to the beach“.
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