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 Posted: Sat May 21st, 2011 07:13 pm
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Fishton
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A man has died of his injuries after being attacked by a shark at Cape Vidal in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the man had been spearfishing with a group of people at Cape Vidal, 150km north of Richards Bay, when he was attacked around midday.
He was taken ashore by other fishermen and on-scene medical personnel attended to him until the KZN-EMRS Red Cross AMS helicopter and private ambulance services arrived.

The man suffered lacerations to his thigh and was declared dead on-scene after all efforts to resuscitate him were exhausted.
- SAPA

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 Posted: Sat May 21st, 2011 08:10 pm
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Corry
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r.i.p. Warren! :'(

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 Posted: Sat May 21st, 2011 08:42 pm
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Simba
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Condolences to family.
Anyone know what shark it was?

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 Posted: Sat May 21st, 2011 10:00 pm
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jensent
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Hi Corry,

Which Warren was it who passed away?

Thanks,

Tony

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 Posted: Sat May 21st, 2011 11:15 pm
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Corry wrote:
r.i.p. Warren! :'(

R.I.P Bro. He was my best mate's cousin. Very sad day.

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 Posted: Sat May 21st, 2011 11:16 pm
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jensent wrote:
Hi Corry,

Which Warren was it who passed away?

Thanks,

Tony


Warren Smart.

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 07:41 am
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Rest in peace Warren.Condolences to the Smart family.I didn't know him well but he seemed like a really good guy.


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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 09:11 am
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It was a Zambi

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 09:32 am
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RIP Warren and sincerest condolences to the Smart family.

Anyone know if he was wearing a Shark Shield?

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 10:35 am
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No shark shield.

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 12:50 pm
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Planning to head up to Zululand within the next month or so and have read his blog on diving the area, seemed a nice chap.

R.I.P and sincere condolences to the family.

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 02:18 pm
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http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/fight-to-save-shark-victim-1.1072625

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 03:33 pm
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deepest symapthy. really is terrible to hear.

what happened? had he shot a fish?

 

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 03:39 pm
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Sad to hear... Condolences to the family

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 03:56 pm
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Not to hijack the topic in anyway, but guys please remember that shark shields DO work. I know various people who use them and one of them actually saved his friend's life because of the sharkshield.

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 04:02 pm
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Condolences to the family and friends who are going to miss him dearly

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 04:10 pm
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Condolences to all his friends & family. I heard about it just after it happened. Some friends of mine were there in Vidal, although not on the same boat, and said Warren had just been attacked. Very sad to hear.

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 04:15 pm
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In a similar incident...

A spearo (Trevor Burger) was also attacked a few weeks ago off Glenmore. He was more fortunate though. Making me think twice about diving this upcoming sardine run.

http://sharkattacksurvivors.com/shark_attack/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=1476

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 Posted: Mon May 23rd, 2011 08:44 pm
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Capespearo wrote:
Planning to head up to Zululand within the next month or so and have read his blog on diving the area, seemed a nice chap.

R.I.P and sincere condolences to the family.


He was a good guy. I know his brother well and met Warren a few times. In absolute shock. You are sorely missed bro, R.I.P

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 Posted: Thu May 26th, 2011 11:20 am
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Rest In Peace Warren.

My sincerest prayers and thoughts to the family!

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