Two men hailed as heroes after saving man from shark attack
By Khanyisa Tabata
29 September 2011
Two men are being hailed as heroes following yesterday’s shark attack off Clovelly in Fish Hoek in False Bay.
Sixty-one-year-old Douglas Drysdale and 66-year-old Hugh Till were driving along the coastal road when they spotted 43-year-old Michael Cohen swimming right toward the approaching shark.
They raced to the beach but were too late as Cohen was already struggling in the water in a pool of blood. Despite the danger, Drysdale and Till managed to pull the badly mauled victim to safety through the surf.
The shark followed the men, but appeared to be confused by a seal that kept swimming between them and the shark. Cohen underwent urgent surgery after losing a lower leg in the attack.