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Bodyboarder missing from Chintsa float, suspected shark bites found on board

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Bodyboarder missing from Chintsa float, suspected shark bites found on board
Police are wanting for a missing man who went missing while bodyboarding in Chintsa. His board later washed up with marks believed to be shark bites.

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The East London National Sea Rescue Institute and police have launched a search on the Chintsa shoreline after a 38-year-gentle man went missing while bodyboarding on Tuesday.

His bodyboard became found washed up on the seashore later on Tuesday, with what gave the impression to be bite marks from a shark — per the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI).

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The man became nowhere to be found.

NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said an investigation had been launched to confirm if the case became a shark assault.

The collective rescue efforts are ongoing by the; police, police Okay-9 search and rescue, police diving unit, an EMS health rescue helicopter, a non-public helicopter and the pals of the missing man.

As a precaution, the NSRI and Buffalo Metropolis Metro Municipality said they were appealing to bathers, paddlers and suffers to be cautious along the shoreline between East London and North of Chintsa.

“Even supposing at this early stage a shark incident cannot be confirmed, this public warning is carried on the assumption that this incident would be shark related and caution is knowledgeable.”

“We are appealing to anyone who may simply have been in the gap of Chinsta Beach on Tuesday at around 11h00 to come wait on forward if they’ll simply have noticed the rest that would be related to this case and we’re appealing to public contributors that use that stretch of shoreline to preserve a contemplate out,” Lambinon said.

“Our tips are with the family and pals of the missing man in this tough time,” he said.

By Gugu Phandle

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Bodyboarder missing from Chintsa float, suspected shark bites found on board