City responds to shark attack
By Marthe van der Wolf
9 November 2007
The City of Cape Town and the White Shark Working Group believe that the shark who attacked surfer Andrew Smith, was a small great white shark of no longer than two meters. The collected evidence will be sent to the Natal Sharks Board who will investigate the case further.
"We would like to extend our sympathies to Andrew Smith and wish him a speedy recovery," says spokesperson for the City, Gregg Oelofse.
The City is very disappointed that there has been another shark attack. The risk of attacks is low in Cape Town. Still the city warns all residents that white sharks are in the water all year round, and more specifically during the summer months.
"We ask people to be vigilant all the time and to use beaches where there are shark spotters on duty," says Oelofse.