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Beaches remain closed

Hundreds of holidaymakers in the Garden Route are unhappy about the closure of beaches from Kleinkrantz to Leentjiesklip in Wilderness due to safety concerns. Shark activity in the area is expected to increase after a whale beached at Steps in Wilderness.

Due to safety concerns, authorities were forced to close beaches along the Wilderness coastline after a humpback whale washed ashore on Friday afternoon 28 December 2018.

The following day the animal was euthanised after it was determined that it was in poor health and suffered a great deal.

After the mercy killing, municipal clean-up teams started to remove the carcass by using chainsaws to cut the carcass into smaller pieces and removing it from the beach to be buried.

Due to the amount of blood released into the ocean, beaches were closed for swimming as a precautionary matter. The amount of blood in the ocean is expected to attract more sharks to the area.

A decision on the re-opening of beaches will be made at 9h30am on Sunday 30 December 2018.

UPDATE: 9h00am Sunday 30 December 2018

Authorities remain on high alert for any shark activity following the removal of a whale carcass from the beach in Wilderness on Saturday 29 December 2018.

All beaches were re-opened on Sunday morning 30 December 2018.

Leentjiesklip beach has however been closed again following a shark sighting at 8h51am. Lifeguards are on duty and and will advise the public when the beach will be re-opened for swimming.

Beachgoers are requested to report any shark sightings to life guards on duty, and adhere to any precautionary instructions from lifeguards.

UPDATE: 1h00pm Sunday 30 December 2018

Leentjiesklip beach open for swimming.

Leentjiesklip Beach in Wilderness has been re-opened after a shark sighting earlier on Sunday 30 December 2018 caused authorities to close the beach for swimming.


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