JBay beach closed owing to shark scare yesterday


Kabeljous Beach, Jeffreys Bay, was closed owing to a shark scare there yesterday, 27 December.

NSRI Jeffreys Bay launched sea rescue craft at 2.34 pm and beach patrols to assist to warn beach goers and surfers of a shark spotted in the area of Super Tubes and at Kabeljous Beach.  

No further sightings of the shark were observed.

In July this year world renown surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by two sharks at Jeffreys Bay Super tubes Beach during the  international event, the Jbay Open .  Fanning was unscathed but understandably shocked by the incident. The incident received worldwide publicity. Read the story here:


In another sea rescue incident at Jeffreys Bay NSRI Jeffreys Bay assisted a woman who had fallen unconscious on the shore near to the sea rescue base.

NSRI medics treated the female, aged in her 30s for a diabetic hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) condition. Then an EC Government Health EMS ambulance arrived, paramedics took over the treatment and transported the woman to hospital in a stable condition.

Article edited and rewritten by St Francis Chronicle

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