GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - A high number of great white shark sightings have been reported along the Southern Cape coastline, in particular around the coastline of Plettenberg Bay.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is appealing to bathers, paddlers and surfers to be cautious.
According to NSRI Spokesperson, Craig Lambinon, the increase of shark activity at this time of year is part of the normal aggregation of these animals that take advantage of natural prey like seals and fish close in shore.
"NSRI and the emergency services are well prepared to deal with any incidents and NSRI carry emergency medical shark kits on our sea rescue craft, on NSRI rescue vehicles and our NSRI medics carry emergency medical shark kits in their private vehicles in an effort to ensure the quickest response to any incident," said Lambinon.
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