Tödlicher Hai-Angriff in Südafrika

Tigerhai attackiert 68-jährigen Österreicher beim Tauchen. Einzelne Körperteile wurden gefunden

(2010sdafrika-Redaktion)

Zurzeit erschüttert die Meldung einer Hai-Attacke auf einen Österreicher die Tauchszene im südlichen Afrika. Demnach habe am vergangenen Mittwoch ein Tigerhai einen 68-jährigen Mann attackiert und diesen tödlich verletzt, so südafrikanische Lokalmedien. Einzelne Körperteile des Österreichers wurden bereits gefunden. Bekannte des Salzburgers machten eine Vermisstenanzeige, nachdem dieser beim Tauchgang verschwunden war.

© Ein Tigerhai hat einen 68-jährigen Österreicher beim Tauchgang im südafrikanischen Riffgebiet „Protea Banks“ tödlich attackiert. Mehrere Bissspuren an den Überresten deuten auf einen Angriff hin. (Quelle: flickr/ Jeff Kubina)

An der Ostküste, genauer gesagt an einem Strand der KwaZulu-Natal-Provinz, wurden nach einer größeren Suchaktion durch die Polizei die Reste eines Taucheranzuges mit mehreren Bissspuren eines Tigerhais gefunden. Ferner sind mehrere menschliche Überreste gefunden worden, darunter ein einzelnes Bein. Weitere Einzelheiten sind nicht bekannt. Das österreichische Außenministerium bestätigte bereits den Todesfall des Salzburgers. Ermittlungen sollen nun den genauen Tathergang rekonstruieren.

Der Vorfall soll sich an den „Protea Banks“ ereignet haben, einem bei Tauchern beliebten Riff mit einer Länge von rund 6 Kilometern. Obwohl dieses Gebiet für die hohe Population an verschiedenen Hai-Arten bekannt ist, bieten etliche Reiseunternehmen Taucherlebnisse in diesem Areal an. Der getötete Salzburger buchte ebenfalls bei einer Reiseagentur. Er hielt sich mit mehreren Touristen aus Deutschland und Österreich im Indischen Ozean auf. Zuletzt starb 2014 ein Österreicher beim Baden durch eine Hai-Attacke unweit der Hafenstadt Port St. Johns.

4 Antworten zu “Tödlicher Hai-Angriff in Südafrika

  1. Danke für die Feedbacks. Die Informationen im Artikel stammen von lokalen Medien. Dies wird auch so beschrieben. Neuere Erkenntnisse waren zum Zeitpunkt des Verfassens des Artikel nicht bekannt. Zudem sind die Ermittlungen hierzu noch nicht abgeschlossen. Viele Grüsse, die Redaktion

  2. So ein Blödsinn!!!

    Hauptsache Klicks sammeln. Unten steht ja schon der entsprechende Kommentar, was wirklich passiert ist- aber Hauptsache in die Hände der Leute spielen, die mit dem Abschlachten der Tiere Geld machen können. Der Mann ist aus medizinischen Gründen/ einem Tauchunfall verunglückt, wie leider viele Taucher. Er war sehr erfahren. Mit solch einem Artikel setzt man nicht nur verkehrte Zeichen, sondern es ist auch respektlos dem verstorbenen und den Angehörigen gegenüber.

  3. SAD LOSS FOR ALL OF USE HERE AT AFRICAN DIVE ADVENTURES….

    So many theories and stories have been making the rounds about the sad death of a diver on Protea Banks earlier this week.
    We were advised not to make any comments until more information became available, but the impatient media then just gathered whatever snippets of information from unreliable and very misinformed sources and made up their own stories. Often showing NO respect for the family or their feelings. So much speculation by people who were not even on the dive or anywhere near Margate. It is not always easy to establish what goes wrong when a diver loses his life and this case is no different.

    A group of divers doing a Shark Course with Erich Ritter from SharkSchool has been diving with us for just over a week.
    On Wednesday they were looking forward to spending some time with the early Raggies in the caves on the Northern Pinnacle of Protea Banks. Two boats set off for the reef about 15 minutes apart. Those of you who have dived Protea Banks with us know how tricky the Northern Pinnacles can be, but on this day the surface conditions were great, visibility was rather low but uncharacteristically for Protea the current was slack.
    Leopold Mairhuberh the deceased diver had dived Protea Banks before and was a Master Instructor with over 2000 dives His buddy as well as the Dive Master did not have any reason to be concerned about his safety. After the Dive Master noticed that one diver was missing they started their ascent back to the boat. The skipper notified the authorities and NSRI, as well as several other boats started a search operation. Sadly Leo’s remains were found by the Search and Rescue team about 3 hours later.
    The story that he was a lost diver drifting at sea and got eaten by sharks is just a really sick story fabricated by people trying to damage the diving Industry on the South Coast and find excuses for killing sharks. It is unlikely that Leo was a lost diver in such mild sea conditions, he would have easily been by spotted by one of the several boats on Protea on this particular day. It is believed that he most likely passed away due to medical difficulties. His lifeless body did attract sharks but is important to know that there is no proof that the sharks killed him .It is most likely rather a case of posthumous scavenging. Also important to know that unlike most people believe this was NOT a Baited Dive. The investigation is still on going and we will post more information as soon we we have it.
    All of you that love sharks as much as we do and dive with them, know that they are not the ruthless killers that the press make them out to be. Thousands of divers from all over the world have dived with all species of Sharks on Protea Banks and never felt threatened at all. We all know very well that they DO NOT deserve the image of senseless killers that they have been labelled with.

    We have been in contact with his family to personally pass on our sincere condolences as well as some of the many messages you guys sent us for them. We will make sure that they know how many of you sent them best wishes. One thing that I have learnt from this extremely sad situation is that no matter how dark things seem there is light…..the light for us has been the amazing spirit of the the people of Margate. You guys have been our rock. SO many of you came to just give me a hug, a cup of coffee, some encouraging word or just stand next to me while we all waited for some news during the search. A little girl gave me a can of coke and a very shy hug…..sorry I don’t know who you are, but your gesture will not be forgotten.

    A huge thanks to all the boats that joined the search. I hope that somehow somewhere we will be able to repay your kindness.

    Riptide…..Stefnie Fabricius and Evelyn Kelly Jordaan
    Aquaplanet……Kym Pollard, Jaco Esterhuyse, Michelle and the rest of the team.
    Hooker
    Real Deal
    Pelagic Hunter.
    Happy Hooker
    CFreaks

    Tommy Barnard Brian Moore and Nazeer Khan the from the control tower,
    I do not have the right word to thank you and I never will.
    Fafa Pretorius and the guys from Search and Rescue. THANK YOU.!!!

    Jeremiah Jerry Jackson and Antoinette le Roux and the great team from NSRI Station 20 Shelly Beach and NSRI Port Edward…..THANK YOU!!!

    Charmaine Galloway and Danelsia Olwagen thanks so much for always being there in difficult times. I hope I will be able to do the same for you one day.

    It is always so sad to lose a fellow diver. Somebody that shared your love of the ocean and all it beholds. But for their family it is devastating. Please keep them in your prayers as they try to come to terms with their loss.

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