Shark attack at Struisbaai, Western Cape Province, South Africa

Shark attack details: Struisbaai, Western Cape Province, 06-Jan-1988
Date of attack: Jan 6th 1988
Location: Struisbaai, Western Cape Province
Shark species: 1.5 m copper shark
Name of victim: J.A. McKay
Age of victim: 33 years old
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Attempting to lasso shark's tail
Injury: Foot lacerated by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENT

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