Surfer injured in Plettenberg Bay shark attack

Another shark attack has taken place at Lookout Beach in Plettenberg Bay.


The NSRI reported that 23 year old Dylan Reddering, from Plettenberg Bay was rescued from the water by fellow surfers Lloyd Chapman, Adriaan Augustyn, Wotjeck Orzechowski and his son Tadj, after being bitten by a shark while surfing.

Dylan was found to be suffering lacerations and bite marks on the right side of his body, on his ribs, on his buttocks and on his leg.

Photo: NSRI

Photo: NSRI

The bite marks were deep and NSRI medics and Baycare paramedics initiated medical treatment although Dylan remained calm and in good spirits and he was in a fairly stable condition.

Dylan is the son of veteran NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteer crewman Marty Reddering.

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The species of shark has not been determined although it is suspected to be a 2 to 3 meter Great White Shark.

White sharks are common to the area.

Local surfer Tim Van Heerden was being attacked and died after being bitten by a shark at Lookout Beach in August 2011.

Bathers and surfers are urged to be cautious in the area following this incident particularly with the start of the Winter holidays and the public are advised to preferably stay out of the water until Municipal Authorities advise further.

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