Search continues for Fish Hoek shark attack victim

The search for a man believed to have been attacked by a shark off Fish Hoek beach in Cape Town resumed on Wednesday morning, Western Cape police said.

“The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) resumed with their patrols at 5.15am while police divers from Simon’s Town and life guards searched for the missing person … at this stage nothing has been found,” said Inspector November Filander.

The missing person, whose identity is not yet known, is believed to have been attacked by a shark on Tuesday afternoon.

Four rescue boats and a helicopter were immediately dispatched to search for the missing person but the search was stopped at sunset on Tuesday, said NSRI station commander Darren Zimmerman.

News of the attack came just hours after Cape Town’s disaster management services issued a statement to warn bathers along the False Bay coastline that Great White Sharks had been spotted in the water. – Sapa

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