Saturday, April 26, 2008

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".


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