Tony Dell, 59, was bitten on the calf by a ragged tooth shark while trying to measure the shark after it was caught by another angler about 2 kilometres up the Sunday’s River from its mouth in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The incident occurred on Friday 27 March 2009.
One of the fishermen was quoted as saying: “He was helping an angler to measure the Raggie when a wave came in and lifted the shark. The ragged tooth shark then spun around and bit Dell on the calf. It was not an attack, it was an accident.”
Dell was taken to the Greenacres hospital in Port Elizabeth where he was said to be in a stable condition and was due to be operated on.
No other details were reported.