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Shark kills Austrian tourist

A 72-year-old man died after he was attacked by a shark at Port St Johns on Saturday.

FILE: A 72-year-old man died after he was attacked by a shark at Port St Johns on Saturday. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has confirmed an Austrian tourist has been killed in a shark attack in the Eastern Cape.

The incident happened on Saturday at Port St Johns.

It's been confirmed the 72-year-old man and his wife were touring the area as part of a tour group.

The NSRI's Craig Lambinon says, "On arrival on scene, it was found that the 72-year-old Austrian tourist had been fatally wounded by a shark bite. His body was handed into the care of the police and the forensic pathology services."