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Sombre start to Crayfish season

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Apr 21, 2003
Hi everyone

Today, 15 November, is the start of Crayfish season in the Western Cape, but it started with tragedy in False Bay at about 7 am this morning, herewith attatched report from our press-assn.


An eyewitness to a presumed great white shark attack along the
False Bay coastline on Monday morning described how the shark
circled its prey and tore into an elderly woman bather.
"All that was left was a little red bathing cap," said False Bay
Yacht Club rear commodore Paul Dennett, who witnessed the attack
from his home, about 100 metres from where the bloodied water was
Dennett said that at about 7am he saw a lot of thrashing in the
water, about 20 metres off the shoreline of Fish Hoek beach.
He went outside and saw the shark attacking something, which he
initially suspected was a seal.
"Then I saw somebody in the water; there was a helluva lot of
Dennett said he immediately called rescue services to raise the
"I then saw the shark circle around the victim... and then in
just one big mouth, and not even breaching the water, took her in,"
said Dennett.
Dennett said in all his life he had never seen a shark as big,
estimating it to be at least six metres long.
its really frightening! too sad for the woman...
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