Teenager has a lucky escape with shark
By Chanel September
A Fish Hoek lifesaver has survived a close encounter with a large shark that attacked his surf ski while he was out paddling in the bay.
Lyle Maasdorp felt himself and his ski being lifted out of the water and then heard a loud sound, before he realised that a shark had taken a large bite out of the rear end of his borrowed surf ski.
Lifesaver Anthony Pearse was about 10m behind Maasdorp when the shark attacked. Pearse sped out with a rubber duck to recover the damaged ski.
The teenager was frightened, but left unharmed.