A British man is in a critical condition after being attacked by a shark while swimming in South Africa. The 42-year-old man was mauled by a great white shark at Fish Hoek beach in Cape Town. Reports said the man, who is believed to live in the city, was rescued by a bystander after he ignored shark warnings to go swimming. He was airlifted to Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic in a critical condition. A shark spotters watching the animal noticed someone entering the water. One spotter ran to Clovelly Corner in an attempt to get the swimmer out of the water, but the attack happened before he got there. Spotters had sighted the shark 90 minutes before the attack, and closed the beach. The shark flag was raised and the siren set off. The victim of the attack was the only person in the water at the time. The beach, together with another three locally are closed as a precaution until further notice. The shark was still in the area in the afternoon and being monitored.
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