FATAL – 25 December 2012 – Second Beach, Port St Johns, Eastern Cape, South Africa – swimmer attacked

Swimmers at Second Beach, Port St Johns, South Africa - the day after the fatal shark attack.

Swimmers at Second Beach, Port St Johns, South Africa – the day after the fatal shark attack.

Liya Sibili, 20, was killed by a shark while swimming at Second Beach, Port St Johns, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The incident took place on Christmas Day 25 December 2012.

The beach was crowded with holidaymakers for the Christmas vacation. A witness on the beach said he saw the shark swim among the bathers.

“People were trying to get out the water after the lifeguards spotted
something in the water. I saw the tail of something really big grab the boy, the water started boiling and later it went red,” he was quoted as saying.

According to press reports people refused to listen to lifeguards who asked them not to enter the water after the attack. They went back in regardless – while lifeguards continued to search for the body. It was not recovered.

Second Beach is now notorious for fatal shark attacks. There have been seven deadly attacks in the past 7 years. The two previous fatal shark attacks took place on 15 January 2012 (SharkAttackMonitor report) and 15 January 2011 (SharkAttackMonitor report).

There was no report of what type of shark it was and no other details were reported.

Sources:
Daily Disptach

PIC Source:
Daily Disptach

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3 Comments on “FATAL – 25 December 2012 – Second Beach, Port St Johns, Eastern Cape, South Africa – swimmer attacked”

  1. Umit Ucar Says:

    Did Marcella visit Port Saint John’s on Christmas day ?
    Was there a possibility of Liya Sibili (20) face up to Marcella (11 ft 10 in. – 1154 lbs) on Christmas day 2012?

    http://sharks-ocearch.verite.com/

    Marcella was travelling South West of Port Saint John’son Dec 24 2012.
    6.16pm through North East of Port Saint John’son Dec 262012 6.51am. What do you think?

    Regards,

  2. Boyd Loomis Says:

    French honeymooner killed by a shark while surfing in front of his wife at beach resort in Indian Ocean

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2321413/French-honeymooner-killed-shark-surfing-wife-beach-resort-Indian-Ocean.html#ixzz2SisXMzRi

  3. PonyGirl Says:

    I agree with Chuck. Sorry, but you know sharks are there and ESPECIALLY after a FATAL attack, you get back in the water…you’re asking for it.


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