Shark attack victim recovering in Mossel Bay hospital
Though having lost a lot of blood , he was conscious when NSRI Stilbaai volunteer sea rescue duty crew, Cape Nature and Police reached him on the beach. NSRI medics and local doctor, Dr Pieter Joubert, treated the man on the beach, stabilising him . They used a tourniquet bandaging and intravenous fluid replacement to compensate for massive blood loss, plus oxygen therapy. An ER24 ambulance was summoned and the patient was transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Rico Menezies, NSRI Stilbaai station commander, said at 5.17 pm this afternoon NSRI Stilbaai volunteer sea rescue duty crew, the SAP and Cape Nature were activated following reports of a man bitten by a shark.
“Initial estimates based on eye-witness accounts and from the bite marks we estimate the shark to have been between 4 and 4.5 meters but the species of shark is not yet confirmed,” Menezies says.
Menezies says Mostert was on holiday with friends and it’s believe his brother was with him. The parents in Centurion have were informed and reassured their son was doing well and in good care.