A US-based documentary maker’s permit to conduct shark research along the country’s coastline, including KZN’s south coast, was cancelled after a young surfer was killed by a great white Thursday 4/19.
The Key was the chumming to attract sharks.
Our sympathy for David Lilienfeld, a 20-year-old bodyboarder, who died after a 4-metre shark severed his right leg while he was in the water with his brother and friends at Kogel Bay – between Gordon’s Bay and Rooi Els.
Lilienfeld was in the water with his brother Gustav, 18, when the shark attacked.
Zolile Nqayi, spokesman for the Department of Environmental Affairs, said they had cancelled the permit allowing documentary maker Chris Fischer to film great white sharks along the country’s coastline.