Just a short post to air my disbelief in regard to a particular news article that I heard on the radio on the way into work this morning. I can only describe the guy, a 40-something year old British immigrant to South Africa as a dumbass of note! Firstly, why would you knowingly enter the waters off Fish Hoek beach, noted for being a shark hotspot (and for its famous fish-food) during a period of heightened shark activity, with several sharks being spotted on the day you choose to go swimming?
Secondly, heed warnings! Shark spotters had on the same day (28 Sept 2011) spotted several sharks swimming offshore in clear waters, raised shark warning flags and sounded a siren to ensure people were out of the sea before closing the beach to swimmers. There is no confusing the white flags with black shark emblems for a seafood promotion, but if you didn’t happen to see these maybe being in the only person in the water would be a dead giveaway?