A brief report on South Africa’s East Coast Radio (ECR) quotes Dr Mark Penning, the CEO of uShaka Marine World in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa as saying one of the divers at the marine theme park was bitten on the arm by a ragged tooth shark while doing routine work in the aquarium. The incident happened in the morning of 28 October 2011.
“Luckily he’s a tough guy. He’s in hospital, and he’s being very well looked after,” he said.
“This is not an aggressive shark, it’s not a species of shark that will deliberately go out and hunt a diver, but the animal got scared and it lashed out, and unfortunately his arm was in the way at that time.”
No other details were reported.
East Coast Radio