One dead and another missing as savage shark attack leaves community shaken

A man's body has been found ravaged and washed up on a beach on La Lucia beach in Durban, South Africa in a suspected Great White Shark attack.

The body of another swimmer was also reported by another beach user, however, this has since been taken by the current.

Emergency personnel said the man appeared to have been devoured by a shark, after a man taking a walk in the area discovered the decomposing body at 4.30pm on Friday.

Netcare 911, emergency medical services in South Africa, reported that a portion of the right arm and right chest were missing and that multiple shark bites were clearly visible.

Netcare 911 Spokesperson Shawn Herbst said: "Reports indicate that while walking on the beach, a man came across the decomposing body of an adult male face down between washed-up flotsam," said Herbst.

""When medics turned the body over for assessments they found that a portion of the right upper arm and right chest were missing with multiple shark bites clearly visible.

"A second body was also found in the shore break, but it had been washed back out to sea by the strong surf before lifeguards arrived on scene.

"Officials will determine the exact cause of death with the body handed over to Durban SAPS for further investigation."

  • Real-life Jaws as terrified islanders fight to kill killer shark 'before it kills them'

2022's latest ocean horror comes after desperate locals of a tiny Colombian island took to the sea to hunt an aggressive eight-foot tiger shark before "it kills them".

Italian Antonio Straccialini, 56, was horrifically mauled to death by the creature last month as he was swimming off the coast of the island of San Andres in the Caribbean Sea.

The tragic man suffered severe blood loss from the mauling and went into a state of hypovolemic shock before dying.

Chillingly, the shark responsible for the act is still at large leaving many locals terrified to go into the sea.

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