Second shark encounter in Garden Route this weekend:  Surfer has leg amputated by shark bite at Knysna today

Young man loses his leg in shark attack at Knysna

St Francis Chronicle


There has been another shark bite incident in the Garden Route this weekend, this time at Knysna where a surfer suffered complete amputation of his right leg above the knee and lacerations to his left leg in a shark encounter this afternoon.

And Knysna Municipality has subsequently closed all beaches in the municipal area.

19 year-old Caleb Swanepoel, from Prins Albert, who is a student at the University of Cape Town (UCT), was bitten by the shark at Buffels Bay, between Knysna and Sedgefield. On Friday evening another surfer, Dylan Reddering,  was bitten and taken to hospital suffering from shark bite wounds  after an encounter with a shark at Look Out Beach, Plettenberg Bay. (Read article here:  )

Declan Nurse, NSRI Knysna deputy station station commander, said at  2. 14 pm today, 27 June, NSRI Knysna volunteer duty crew were activated and launched their sea rescue craft

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