INJURED – Aston Bay, South Africa – 15 November 2005 – fisherman attacked

Sergeant Ivan Gerger, 32, a local policeman who fishes for sharks to supply the Jeffreys Bay shark aquarium was bitten on both hands and his right leg by a ragged-tooth shark when he tried to wrestle it from the water after reeling it in.

The incident took place at about 2pm local time at Aston Bay, near world-renown surfing spot Jeffrey’s Bay on South Africa’s east coast.

A police spokesperson told media the shark bit him on the palm and fingers and right leg “but did not bite anything off”, before swimming back out to sea. He was admitted to nearby Humansdorp hospital in a stable condition.


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