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Shark attack survivor in stable condition

The 19-year-old had his right leg bitten off by a shark while surfing in Buffels Bay.

FILE: The 19-year-old had his right leg bitten off by a shark while surfing in Buffels Bay. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The second person to have been bitten by a shark along the South Coast of the Western Cape this weekend is in a stable condition.

On Saturday, University of Cape Town (UCT) student Caleb Swanepoel, had his right leg bitten off by a shark while surfing in Buffels Bay.

This follows another shark-related incident in which UCT student Dylan Reddering had been bitten by a shark on Friday while surfing in Plettenberg Bay's Lookout Beach.

The National Sea Rescue Institute's Craig Lambinon says Reddering had sustained deep lacerations and bite marks while Swanepoel's other injuries included bites to his left leg.

"The 19-year-old is from Prince Albert. He's in a stable but serious condition. He was treated on the scene by a doctor who happened to be there at the time."

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