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US Shark Partially Amputates Fisherman's Leg After He Falls Overboard, Flown to Hospital

00:25  07 september  2021
00:25  07 september  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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The U. S . Coast Guard rescued a crew member from a fishing vessel after a shark attack about 35 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana on Friday. The Coast Guard sector in New Orleans received a call at about 12:51 a.m. from personnel aboard the According to personnel, a 64-year-old crew member sustained a severe leg injury from the attack. The man was reportedly untangling fishing nets from the vessel' s propeller when he fell overboard and was attacked. It was unknown what species the shark was. Luckily, crew members were able to apply a tourniquet to the man' s partially amputated

Max Berryman, 21, was airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a shark . The British fisherman sustained leg injuries from the incident on Sunday. The porbeagle shark bit him when brought on deck in the trawler' s nets. 'Max is in hospital and I only spoke to him briefly and all he said was just make sure you use a good picture of me.' Paramedic Julian Williams was lowered to the boat to rescue the man and praised the quick actions of the crew for treating the wounds. The HM Coastguard praised the 'quick thinking' of the fishing crew for sterilising and dressing the wound as they waited for help to arrive.

A fisherman had to be flown to the hospital on Friday morning after he was attacked by a shark off the coast of Louisiana and suffered a severe leg injury.

a fish swimming under water: An unknown species of shark attacked a fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday morning, partially amputating his leg. A bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) swimming on a sandy bottom on December 21, 2007, in the Bahamas, Caribbean Sea. © Alexis Rosenfeld/Getty Images An unknown species of shark attacked a fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday morning, partially amputating his leg. A bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) swimming on a sandy bottom on December 21, 2007, in the Bahamas, Caribbean Sea.

The Moon Glow, a fishing vessel, called the Coast Guard early Friday morning to report a crew member had fallen overboard and was attacked by a shark. The victim was identified as a 64-year-old man who had been untangling fishnets from the vessel's propeller when he fell into the water.

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The fisherman fell overboard at around 1pm on Thursday while off Cornish coast. Nathan Rogers, who is in his late 30 s , was dragged along the boat for five miles. His boat was on auto pilot heading for Newlyn port with him in the freezing sea. He was taken to hospital but was yesterday back at home 'safe and well' and recovering from the ordeal. The coxswain of the Penlee lifeboat, Patch Harvey, said: 'I would like to praise the actions of 11 year old Louis-Matisse who was on the beach at Sandy Cove.

The Coast Guard said a medical helicopter transferred the 64-year-old man to a hospital early Friday morning after the attack 35 miles from Grand Isle, Louisiana. “The man had reportedly been untangling fishing nets from the vessel’ s propeller when he fell overboard and was bitten by a shark of an unknown size and species,” the Coast Guard said in a news release. “Crew members aboard the Moon Glow (the fishing vessel) applied a tourniquet to the man’ s partially amputated leg and radioed for help.”

The man's leg had been "partially amputated" in the attack and crew members applied a tourniquet to help stop the bleeding. The Coast Guard's duty flight surgeon recommended a medevac for the fisherman, prompting a helicopter crew to arrive on the scene. They transported the victim to the University Medical Center in New Orleans. Video showed the Coast Guard hoisting the man into the helicopter.

At the time of his arrival at the hospital, the man was in critical condition. Newsweek reached out to the Coast Guard for an update on the man's condition but did not receive a response in time for publication.

The Coast Guard said the species and size of the shark that attacked the fisherman was unknown. The attack occurred about 35 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, located on the Gulf of Mexico.

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A man died after a shark attacked him in Australia, despite the efforts of surfers and others who tried to help, officials said Sunday. “The man, believed to be in his 20 s , was mauled by the shark at Emerald Beach near Coffs Harbour, about six hours north of Sydney, according to paramedics,” NDTV reported. Crew members aboard the Moon Glow applied a tourniquet to the man’ s partially amputated leg and radioed for help. Once the helicopter crew arrived, a Coast Guard rescue swimmer administered first aid and used a fresh tourniquet on the man’ s leg .

A Queensland spearfisherman attacked by a shark on Saturday has had one of his legs amputated . Key points: Glenn Dickson was bitten by a shark after jumping into waters off Hinchinbrook Island on Saturday morning. The father of two is still critical following emergency surgery at Cairns Hospital . Paramedics praised the three friends who were with the father of two for applying a tourniquet using clothing and getting him to shore, where he was eventually flown to Cairns Hospital in a critical but stable condition.

At least 24 species of sharks are found in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the University of Florida. Nurse sharks can be found in the northern area of the gulf and it's not uncommon to find various species of hammerhead sharks in the water. Other species of sharks common to the Gulf of Mexico include bull sharks, tiger sharks, and the blacktip shark.

Although there are records of great white sharks in the Gulf of Mexico, the University of Florida noted that it's rare to see them, as they prefer cooler waters.

This year, there have only been two other shark attacks on the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Global Shark Attack File, which is maintained by the Shark Research Institute. In an August 28 attack at Galveston Island, Texas, an 11-year-old boy was bitten on the ankle by what appeared to be a small shark.

On July 17, a 14-year-old boy was bitten by a shark near Grayton Beach State Park in Florida. The Walton County Sheriff's Office categorized the attack as a "superficial bite" and the wounds were not life threatening.

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A man has died after being bitten by a shark at Emerald Beach in Coffs Harbour at about 11am. Paramedics arrived at the scene via helicopter but were unable to save the man. The man was heard shouting, 'Help me,' as he flailed in the water and brave locals got to him the shore where they performed CPR before paramedics arrived. NSW Ambulance Inspector Chris Wilson looked visibly emotional as he described how the young man' s arm was torn off and his back covered in lacerations.

A fisherman has described his terrifying ordeal lost at sea after falling off his lobster trawler and into the Atlantic Ocean - 40 miles from shore. John Aldridge, 45, had been alone on the deck of his boat the Anna Mary, with his partner asleep below, when a hook on to which he was holding snapped and The initial search and rescue mission was massively skewed. John Aldridge fell overboard off the coast of Long Island, New York. The New England Coast Guard team launched a massive collaborative search to locate Aldridge. The fisherman is helped off a search and rescue helicopter after his ordeal lost at

"This post is NOT to create fear or wreak havoc. Sharks live in the water. That is their home. We're making the public aware so that they may use caution when swimming in the water... where sharks live... near the site," the sheriff's office wrote in a Facebook post.

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