NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated yesterday (Wednesday 10th July) following reports of a local surfer in his early 20’s having been bitten on the leg by what appeared to be a juvenile White shark while surfing with friends at East Beach, Port Alfred.

Ndlambe Municipal authorities, the SA Police Services, Gardmed ambulance services, Ndlambe Municipal Protection Services and NSRI Port Alfred duty crew responded to the scene where the surfer was already safe and  out the water being attended to by paramedics for lacerations to his leg prior to being transported to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition.

A cautionary advisory is issued by Ndlambe Municipality for bathers and paddlers to be aware of this incident and to exercise caution around the coastline of Port Alfred and Ndlambe Municipal Protection Services have closed all beaches around Port Alfred to bathers until further notice as a safety precaution and bathers and surfers are urged to heed the warning in light of this incident today for public safety.

Press Release – NSRI  –  Craig Lambinon  – SEA RESCUE COMMUNICATIONS