INJURED – 22 October 2005 – Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa – swimmer attacked
A man (name and age not released at time of report) was bitten on his lower left leg while swimming off the coast of Uilenkraalsmond, between Gansbaai and Pearly Beach. The injury was reported as “not serious”. The area is close to where shark cage diving is carried out.
Cleeve Robertson, of the Emergency Rescue Services, told media the incident occurred close to Dyer Island, which has become extremely popular with shark cage diving operators because of the large population of sharks there. He said the shark must have been small.
No other details were available at the time of this report, although it can be confidently presumed that the shark was a Great White, as these are common in the area.
Source: Independent Online