Shark attack kills South African surfer in Glentana Bay

September 1, 2009 | Surfing
Glentana Bay

A 25-year-old surfer has died after suffering a shark attack in Glentana Bay, South Africa.

Gerhard van Zyl had his right lower leg bitten off and could not recover after severe blood loss.

A friend pulled him out of the water and even tied a tourniquet in the leg.

Ambulance and paramedics came after, and he was airlifted to hospital in critical condition.

Unfortunately, van Zyl could not recover and lost his life soon after. This is the first life lost in Glentana Bay due to a shark attack.

The entire local surfing community is deeply shocked and sad.

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