A man has been killed by a great white shark of “dinosaur-like” proportions off a beach near Cape Town, South Africa. “Lloyd Skinner, 37 – whose mother was born to British missionaries in Mozambique – was standing about 20 yards from the shore at Fish Hoek when the shark struck. ‘We saw the shark come back twice,’ Phyllis McCartain, from Arundel in Sussex, who was on a beach walkway at the time, told the Cape Times. ‘It had the man’s body in its mouth, and his arm was in the air. Then the sea was full of blood.’ Her friend, Denis Lundon, added that the swimmer was thrust chest-high out of the water. ‘I jumped, waved my hat and roared and screamed at swimmers to get out of the water. I never want to experience this again. I’m going to block it out of my mind,’ he said. Another witness, Kyle Johnston, who was swimming about 50 feet away, said: ‘We looked at the walkway and saw people waving towels at us, then we looked further out to sea and saw what looked like blood, and a man’s leg come up.’”
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