Shark Nips South African Surfer

by The Editors on October 1, 2010

A teenage surfer at South Africa’s Melkbaai beach was bitten on the foot Friday (October 1, 2010), according to a story on

However, the surfer, who appeared to be a teenager, had relatively minor injuries to his foot. . . He had three deep lacerations, penetrating to the bone, and had lost blood. . . He was treated on the spot and en route to hospital, Visser said.

Sharks appear to come closer to shore around the Cape this time of year, according to the story. This time a little too close.


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