Austrian tourist: Fatal shark attack at Port St Johns

Another fatal shark attack has taken place at Port St Johns’ notorious Second Beach. “The person is dead. The body is floating round the point. It’s horrible,” said Yazbek. Her partner, Michael Gatke, said the adult had been swimming at Second Beach along with a group of other people when the attack took place.

He said they had called the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) to try and recover the body.

Today’s is the eighth fatal shark attack at Second Beach in five years.

Spokesperson for NSRI Craig Lambinon said the victim was 72-year-old Austrian tourist, who was travelling with a tour group and his wife.