A woman is recovering after a shark attack in the shallow waters of Kabeljauws Beach in Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape. Jeffreys Bay Online reports that the attack occurred in the shallow water. Though there is no expert confirmation, the doctor who treated the patient believes it was possibly a Raggie shark.
Raggie Shark Attack
The incident took place at Kabeljauws beach in the shallow water. The woman was transported by Private Care Ambulance for treatment. The experts are still investigating the species of the shark, but the doctor who treated the patient believes it was a Raggie shark.
Shark Safety Tips
Shark attacks can happen in any coastal area. To avoid such incidents, follow these tips by Taylor Cunningham, a marine biologist, and shark conservationist:
- Swim in groups, as sharks are more likely to attack individuals.
- Avoid splashing and making sudden moves, as they attract sharks.
- Do not wear shiny jewelry or brightly colored swimsuits as they can attract sharks.
- Do not swim near schools of fish or seals, as they are the prey of sharks.
- Do not enter the water if you have an open wound or are bleeding.
- Avoid swimming during twilight hours, as sharks are more active during that time.
- Do not swim in areas where sharks are known to have been spotted.
- Leave the water if there are any signs of sharks in the area, such as fins or strange behavior of marine animals.
- If you are attacked by a shark, do not play dead. Fight for your life, punch its nose, and try to escape.
Shark attacks can be avoided by following these tips. Be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions before entering the water.