Shark attack: 'I saw a cloud of blood in the water'
39 days ago
Surfer Joao Felizardo talks to Kieno Kammies about how he and a fellow surfer pulled their friend Dusty Phelan from the water after a shark bit him across both his legs while surfing at East Pier in Port Alfred a few days ago.
Felizardo describes the attack and how they helped rescue their friend.
When I kicked off out of my wave I heard some screams.Joao Felizardo, Surfer - Port Alfred
He paddled back to find out what was happening.
Then I saw a cloud of blood in the water.Joao Felizardo, Surfer - Port Alfred
They managed to get Dusty to shore and tied a tourniquet around his leg, then phoned for help and stabilised him until medics arrived.
Dusty is doing well considering but is off to a doctor to check on his recovery and possible infection.
Listen to the interview below:
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