Three tourists in Great White sharks' territoty
A British couple have told how a freak wave capsized their holiday sightseeing boat, hurling them into shark-infested waters where three other tourists drowned around them.
The Londoners were off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, on a trip organised by White Shark Projects, which allows tourists to see the deadly creatures close-up in sturdy metal cages under water.
The man, who asked not to be named, said: "I've never seen anything like that wave, it looked like the wave on the video of the 2004 tsunami.
"Nothing would have stood a chance, except maybe an ocean liner. We're lucky to be alive."
His wife was among six other tourists injured and suffered a broken shoulder. Two Americans and a Norwegian drowned.
White Shark Projects owner Charmaine Beukes said she had "never seen anything remotely like this before".