Shark Men blamed for shark attack

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The crew filming an episode of “Shark Men” for National Geographic have been blamed for the fatal shark attack that occurred at Kogel Bay, near Cape Town, South Africa, iafrica.com reports. US-based documentary-maker Chris Fischer was apparently planning to use up to 5000kg (11023.11lb) of chum to attract sharks into the area, and there was a wide-spread feeling even before the attack that this may cause problems. Posts on social media sites are now accusing the Shark Men team of contributing to the cause of the attack. However, the South African Department of Environmental Affairs dismissed these concerns in a statement issued on Monday, prior to the attack, calling them “alarmist”, “misleading and inappropriate statements” and creating “unnecessary public concern”.