The Bite

Revisiting the 1976 shark bite at Clifton

By Jason Stevens
On November 26, 1976, a Friday, Geoffrey Spence went to see the summer blockbuster, “Jaws.” The next day he would reenact a scene from the movie while swimming at Fourth Beach, Clifton that would change his life forever.

That Saturday Geoffrey Spence happened to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time, doing the wrong thing thus attracting the presence of great white or “blue pointer” as it was known in the 1970s.

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3 Responses to “The Bite”
  1. Renee Fortune

    Wow, I just read, “The Bite,” I was literally standing up and reading it at one point because it alarmed me so much. I was biting my nails, too afraid to even read the next words on the screen, it really gripped me. I love it. The stories sent a chill down my spine. What a fascinating read it was. Thanks for that website. Keep turning “information into imagination.” Renee

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