A 4.5-meter white shark attacked a 53-year-old man
A 4.5-meter white shark attacked a 53-year-old man: A horrific incident occurred recently in the coastal town of Streaky Bay in South Australia. A 55-year-old male surfer was attacked by a great white shark about 4.5 meters long. Witnesses described in horror that he was bitten by a shark and dragged into the water, bleeding profusely, and eventually the man’s body disappeared without a trace.
The incident occurred at about 10:20 a.m. on October 31, when the deceased male and more than 10 others were surfing at a beach called Granite Rock. Suddenly, a huge great white shark attacked him and he was initially reported seriously injured, but police later confirmed he was missing. Search and rescue teams are working hard to find his body, but it has not been found as of November 1, and the search operation is expected to continue until the weekend.
The body was caught in the shark’s mouth
Witness Ian Brophy described the shark biting the man and dragging him into the water. The next minute or two were full of panic, with blood everywhere, and then the man’s body disappeared and was held in the shark’s mouth. When local resident Jeff Schmucker assisted the emergency department in the search, he saw a great white shark about as long as a car, which may have been the attacker, and also found the remains of a surfboard with huge bite marks on it.
South Australia Police said there are numerous sharks in the area and reminded anyone planning to surf or enter the water to be aware of the risks. They said there have been a number of shark attacks in the area over a long period of time and advised people to proceed with caution.
Despite the panic caused by the incident, it was reported that many surfers were back on the water the following afternoon.