From the jaws of a croc: attack survivor finishes Midmar Mile

11 February 2019 - 06:15 By Matthew Savides
Fellow swimmers help Peter Knottenbelt at the finish of the Midmar Mile on Saturday.
Helping hand Fellow swimmers help Peter Knottenbelt at the finish of the Midmar Mile on Saturday.
Image: Jackie Clausen

When Peter Knottenbelt crossed the finish line at the Midmar Mile nearly 53 minutes after he started, it was the culmination of a journey that started, in earnest, more than a year before.

On January 6 2018 he was in the Olifants River with his granddaughter when his life changed forever: the recently-retired former University of Johannesburg mining department lecturer stood on the back of a crocodile.

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