The NSRI has appealed to surfers, bathers and paddlers to be vigilant around the Jeffreys Bay coastline. This comes after a surfer was bitten by a shark at the Point in Jeffreys Bay on Wednesday morning.
A spokesperson for the Kouga Municipality, Monique Basson, has stated that the 40-year-old surfer was bitten twice but did not suffer serious injuries, reports Herald Live.
According to the NSRI, the incident took place at 7:07 am on July 14. The injured surfer was safely pulled from the water before an NSRI Bakoven crewman initiated medical treatment. The man was then immediately rushed to the hospital.
Beaches in the area have since been closed, and the NSRI has launched a sea rescue craft to patrol the surfline in order to alert surfers.