Warning issued after UCT man bitten by shark

The NSRI has urged the public not to go into the water after a man was bitten by a shark.

The University of Cape Town student is recovering in hospital after he was bitten by a shark in the Plettenberg Bay area. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has urged the public not to go into the water for a couple of days after a man was bitten by a shark.

The University of Cape Town student is recovering in hospital after he was bitten by a shark in the Plettenberg Bay area.

Dylan Reddering suffered deep lacerations and bite marks on the right side of his body, ribs, buttocks and leg.

The 23-year-old was surfing when he was mauled on Friday.

He is recovering in hospital.

NSRI's Craig Lambinon has urged the public not to go into the water for now.

"It's probably better not to go into the water for the next few days. It's the start of the winter holidays and it will obviously be very difficult but wait for the municipal officials to make the decision on the next step."

Reddering was rescued from the water by fellow surfers.