Shark victim in South Africa 'saved by tourniquet'
The surgeon who operated on a man attacked by a shark in South Africa says his life was saved by a wetsuit used as an emergency tourniquet.
Michael Cohen, a 42-year-old thought to be a British citizen, had a leg bitten off and another severed below the knee.
He was swimming at Fish Hoek Beach, near Cape Town, which shut after the shark sighting.
Karen Allen reports.
29 Sep 2011
- From the section Africa