A Jeffreys Bay fisherman was bitten by a shark while trying to release it back into the ocean on Friday.
A 62-year-old fisherman was bitten by a ragged-tooth shark while trying to release it back into the ocean on Friday at Papiesfontein, northeast of Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape.
National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the man and his friend had been shoreline angling in preparation for an angling competition.
“[The man] landed a shark then, while attempting to free the shark to be released from the fishing gear, he was bitten by the shark,” said Lambinon.
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