Skip to comments.Selfless heroism saved Cape Town shark attack man
Posted on 10/01/2011 6:53:15 PM PDT by daniel1212
The selfless actions of two good Samaritans saved the life of a British man attacked by a Great White shark off Cape Town this week.
Michael Cohen was swimming in the water at Fish Hoek even though the beach had been closed to swimmers following shark sightings.
The shark bit off Mr Cohens right leg but he survived the attack thanks to the quick thinking of Hugh Till and Douglas Drysdale, who were passing by at the time and had stopped their car to warn him of the approaching shark.
A seal was swimming close by during the entire episode. Witnesses confirmed that it circled the men as they gradually waded ashore with the victim.
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Why the hell was this idiot in the water? People like this need to get their heads out of their arses... Beach area closed due to sharks, and this knucklehead decides that he’s going for a swim??
At least the rescuers did not need permission. But seriously and above all, thank God the man had rescuers.
One has to wonder about his sanity, true, but even if no sharks were sighted you’re taking your life into your hands in water populated by GW’s and Bulls.
As the saying goes “Common sense is not so common.” I deal with tourists from big cities all the time. They want to pet bear cubs and hike in shorts and sandals at 10,000’ in the mountains during Winter storms.
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