68-year-old man dies after shark bite near Shelly Beach

A 68-year-old German citizen is believed to have died after he was bitten by a shark on Wednesday while scuba diving near Shelly Beach, Port Shepstone, authorities said.

Following an extensive search by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and police, the man’s body was found by a private fishing vessel.

Fellow divers said they were surfacing when the man disappeared, the NSRI said in a statement.

The remains of the man have been handed over to Forensic Pathology Services.

An inquest docket has been opened by police.


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