"Reports were received around the greater Cape Peninsula and beyond with reports from Hermanus, Kleinmond, Betty's Bay, Gordons Bay, False Bay, Simon's Town, Cape Point, Scarborough, Kommetjie to Sea Point, Table Bay and Bloubergstrand."
Watch its rise over False Bay at the end of the Cape Peninsula.
Keenan Hendricks, 31, of Colorado Park was at the Wolfgat Nature Reserve on the False Bay Coast with friends when he spotted the teenage girl having difficulty in the water just after 4.30pm on Wednesday.
City of Cape Town law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said the ocean current drew a 13-year-old girl deeper into the ocean around 4.30pm near the Wolfgat Nature Reserve in False Bay.
Since being employed as a watcher of the False Bay coast, Lesch has never seen a shark-related injury – and hopes he doesn't ever have to.