On January 12 at Fish Hoek beach a Zimbabwean tourist on holiday in South Africa was attacked at 3.15 p.m. by a large shark. At the time of writing his body had not been recoved despite extensive searches operated by the National Sea Rescue Institute. There were several eye witnesses to the attack and Fish Hoek beach is watched over by a shark spotting tower to give warning to water users.
In 2004 77 year old Tina Webb was attacked in the same place and her body was never recovered.
SCS has contacted Honorary Life Member Chris Fallows who lives and works in the area and we are hopeful of receiving a factual report from Chris.