CHILLING footage shows a shark prowling in the water just seconds after a man was mauled to death at a packed beach.
Horrified onlookers raised the alarm after spotting the swimmer being attacked by the beast at Sanctuary Beach in Plettenberg Bay.
According to local news outlet Times Live, the National Sea Rescue Institute says attack happened at 2.09pm but the shark was videoed by a hiker at 2.10pm.
Gunnar Sigge was on a hike in the Robberg Nature Reserve which overlooks the sea when he spotted what he believed to be a Great White shark in the waters below.
Video shows the shark swimming just a few feet from the shore, though by that time there were nobody in the water.
The National Sea Rescue rushed to the scene and launched two rescue crafts.
NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said: “On arrival at the scene, the body of an adult male, believed to be a local, was recovered from the water from the back surf line onto an NSRI rescue craft.
“The body was brought to the NSRI Plettenberg Bay rescue station.
“An NSRI doctor, Western Cape EMS and the South African Police Services responded.”
Lambinon added that the Bitou Municipality has closed nearby beaches following the incident.
“Sadly, the injuries sustained were fatal and the man was declared deceased by the doctor.
“Condolences are conveyed to the family of the deceased man.
“The NSRi and Bitou Municipality are appealing to sea users, bathes, sailors, paddlers and boaters in Plettenberg Bay and also on the Southern Cape coastline to exercise caution following this fatal incident.”
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