Burgert van der Westhuizen

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Burgert van der Westhuizen, a South African open water swimmer. Photo by Carl Newman
Burgert van der Westhuizen was a South African open water swimmer who tragically passed away while swimming in Jeffreys Bay after a shark attack at the age of 74. Van der Westhuizen was an experienced open water swimmer who regularly swam along the coastline of Jeffreys Bay and in the canals of Marina Martinique and competed in the JBay Swim Challenge in 2012.

Terry Olivier Comments

Terry Olivier attempted to save Burgert van der Westhuizen after the shark attack.

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