This week, the US Coast Guard rescued a shark bite victim in the Bahamas.
The man was on a fishing vessel when the accident happened. All we know is that the accident occurred on the boat itself.
Did he fish the shark on board, and it was fighting back?
We also don’t know if it was a provoked or unprovoked shark bite.
The man was bitten on his left arm and treated by someone on the fishing vessel. They used a tourniquet on the man’s arm to prevent blood loss. The US Coast Guard of Miami was called in and came to the rescue.
Sean Connett, command duty officer at Coast Guard District Seven, said that “This individual was fortunate a fellow crew member was able to render aid prior to the Coast Guard’s arrival, which allowed for a quick extraction from the vessel.”
In the video, the Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and crew help the victim. They land on the boat, strap him to a seat, and lift him back into the chopper.
The 51-year-old shark bite victim looked in good condition in the video. The shark victim is now in a stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
#BREAKING @USCG Air Station Miami air crews rescued a 51-year-old man, Monday, after he was bitten by a shark while fishing aboard a vessel near #Bimini, #Bahamas. #SearchAndRescue— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) February 22, 2022
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At this time, we do not know the victim’s name or the shark species. We would love to know why the shark was on board a fishing vessel.
In Bimini Bahamas, you can expect to see a variety of sharks. These can include Tiger Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Lemon Sharks, and Bull Sharks.