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NSRI and the Bitou Municipality are appealing to the public to exercise caution on the Keurbooms River and along the Plettenberg Bay coastline due to shark activity.

Jaco Kruger, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said:
During a routine exercise on Wednesday evening, 18 May, on the Keurbooms River, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew came across a White Shark, approximate length 3.5 meters, in the Keurbooms River, about 300 meters upstream of the Keurbooms River Mouth - about half way between the river mouth and the N2 bridge.

It is unusual to find a shark in the river itself.

Marine Scientists, of the South African Shark Incident Committee, suspect that the shark may be ill or disorientated.

But the warning is a precaution to alert the public of the presence of a shark in the Keurbooms River and a reminder that at this time of year sharks are known to feed inshore along the coastline and increased shark activity has been noticed along the Plettenberg Bay coastline.

Caution is advised.

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