Shark attack at Thyspunt, Western Cape Province, South Africa

Shark attack details: Thyspunt, Western Cape Province, 23-Jun-2016
Date of attack: June 23rd 2016
Location: Thyspunt, Western Cape Province
Shark species: Great white shark
Name of victim: male
Age of victim: 43 years old
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Spearfishing
Injury: Injuries to left leg & right hand

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