A paddler in Plettenberg Bay, was lucky to escape unharmed from a close encounter with a Great White shark.
Ben Swart a 55 year old man from Pretoria, was with two friends- Nick Best and Ronald Pronk – when he was attacked by a shark.
The men were paddling behind the breaker line, about 400 metres off-shore in Keurbooms Lagoon.
No further sightings were made after that.
NSRI are urging the public, paddlers and bathers, to be cautious.