Horror details emerge as authorities desperately search for man missing after Port Beach shark attackA 57-year-old man is feared dead after being attacked by a shark while swimming off Port Beach in Perth’s North Fremantle.
Witnesses said the incident occurred around 10am Saturday about 30 metres offshore.
Saturdays chalk up another one.Witness Kaiden Boult told The West Australian he was surfing with his friends when a man in a dinghy “came flying at us and screamed at us to get out of the water because there’s been a shark attack” involving a man surfing 100m from the shore.
“He was obviously very distraught, letting everyone know, ‘get out, there’s been a shark’,” another witness told The West Australian.
“He kept going down the beach.
“I’ve actually gone out to meet him at his boat to get more of an account of what’s just going on. He said ‘someone’s been done, they’ve taken most of him’.
Generally, most injuries (and deaths) from sharks recorded in Sydney's history are people getting a limb mauled by bull sharks in the harbour or Botany Bay (or tributaries to these). Then dying from blood loss. That was how the last death occured in the 1960s. Makes sense with how much more common bull shark sightings are in the estuaries than great whites are off Sydney's beaches. Rowing on Iron Cove and the Lane Cove River it wasn't unheard of to see them about.I was shocked it wasn't on a Saturday
Sounded pretty horrific. 4-5m animal hit the swimmmer so hard from the deep it got airborne (like they do in South Africa when grabbing seals). The recreational fisherman on the rocks probably still can't believe what they saw.
I was reading a really interesting article interviewing shark researchers on their latest school of thought.there's some very confronting phone footage taken from about 20m away.
its a graphic reminder,
that we are lumps of meat.
They stealthily sneak up, and hit the person from no where with brute force, probably near biting them in two. There is not much recovered of the victim. Clearly the swimmer in Sydney seems to fall into this latter category.